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2024 News & Events

January, 2024 note from Ruth:


I am excited to attend a writing retreat with the Tisdale Writers Group January 15-19th at Tobin Lake. As well,I'm busy entering contests, such as the Sask Senior Fitness Games Prose and Poetry competitions (in which I won gold medals in 2018 and 2022) and the High Plains Book Awards, where "Buried" was short-listed in 2019 in the "Woman Writer" category. AND...I have an idea for my next novel,inspired by trestle bridges, abandoned when rail lines shut down... Who knows what stories lurk in the cross beams...? I hope to work on that at the Retreat. Wish me luck!


January 24

Reading at Archerwill Public Library

1:15 p.m. Featuring her latest novel, "Haunted". Everyone welcome! 
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Sask Lotteries and
Archerwill Public Library.

February 1st


Valentine's Day Writing Contest sponsored by the Tisdale Writers Group


Entries due for Archerwill School (grades 6-9)
Judges: Ruth Chorney, Terry Comfort, Donna Cunningham

February 14


Readings by members of the Tisdale Writers Group (including Ruth Chorney) at Archerwill Community Hall


Winners of the Valentine's Day Writing Competition will be announced. Archerwill School plus surrounding community members welcome to attend. Sponsored by Archerwill Public Library.

2023 News & Events

Author Reading and Launch of "Haunted"

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and Sask Lotteries

Prince Albert Public Library

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Come by and meet the author. Signed copies of books for sale. Everyone

Summer Book Sales Events

Chorney will have books available at the Greenwater Market on two occasions this summer: Saturday, July 15th and Saturday, August 19. Stop by and meet the author!

December 1

1:00 pm Reading at White Fox Public Library 

Sponsored by Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and Sask Lotteries


2022 News & Events

Gold Medals At Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Games

Great news! I was awarded two gold medals in the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Games, for entries in the Short Story and Poetry competitions. This year’s theme was “Play in PA”.




The Senior Fitness Games, which are held every other year, were postponed in 2020 but went ahead this year. The events ranging from Golf, Pickleball and Track and Field to Contract Bridge and Writing competitions took place June 14-16 in Prince Albert. I was visiting my daughter and family in Kamloops when I got the call that I had won two gold medals.

If you want to read the winning entries, contact me!




Kelvington Flea Market at the Kelvington Seniors' Center

April 30 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Come out and meet the author!

As gardening season approaches, Ruth Chorney, aka
Ruth Anne from the Gardener magazine also makes appearances! (kind of like the Groundhog, only more reliable).

Archerwill School

April 29

Helping small hands plant a Mother's Day surprise.


Presenting "Growing and Using a Herb Garden in Northeast Saskatchewan"

May 4th 7-9:00 p.m.

Participants are invited to bring along ideas and recipes related to the topic (or just come out and see what you might learn!).  

Venue: Archerwill Hall or Seniors' Center (TBA).

More info on FaceBook.


2021 News & Events

Library Week Author Readings:
October 19, 7:00 p.m. Nipawin Public Library
October 21, 7:00 p.m. Tisdale Public Library

I will be reading from "Buried" and "Conspiracy". Come out to meet the author and be entertained. Books will be available for purchase. Everyone welcome!

November 20

Ruth Chorney, along with other members of the Tisdale Writers' Group, will have a table at the "Noel Bazaar" in the Kelvington Legion Hall. My books will be on display as well as publications by other writers from Northeast Saskatchewan. Hope to see you there!



New Novel Released In August - 'Conspiracy'

“Feeding the world is complicated,” says Joel Weston, a world-traveller, musician and poet—and a farmer. His wife Krissy, an agronomist, sells fertilizer and chemicals to promote efficiency in crop production.

Conspiracy explores many themes: how farmers balance production vs. what is best for the environment; how rural communities pull together; the joys and stresses of rural life. But mostly, it’s about relationships. Joel and Krissy are a young couple realizing their dreams of living on a farm involve very different goals. Grace and Walter, at the end of their farming careers, deal with issues of aging in a rural setting.

The characters are fictional, but you may recognize in them people you have met! These are themes I see around me and feel compelled to write about. I hope you will enjoy the telling.

P.S. For those of you who read Buried and have been asking about Tera, Conspiracy may give you a glimpse into her new life.

February 18


It's Library Week! Join me for a reading and writing  activity/craft for

kids, parents and grandparents at the Naicam Library from 2:00 to 3:30.

Everyone welcome. No charge!


Signed copies of my book titles will be available for sale.



February 20


Join Ruth Chorney and other members of the Tisdale Writers Group, Inc. at the Archerwill Library for a "Meet and Greet" from 2:00- 4:00 p.m.  Do you have questions about becoming a writer? This is your chance to meet and chat with Canadian authors. Coffee and snacks will be served. Authors will have books on display. Come out and celebrate Canadian literature during Library Week!


2019 Events

August  04
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park - Literary Program for Children


Join me 11:00 am - noon at the hall for reading, entertainment, and a craft with a literary theme. Children,  parents, and grandparents are welcome. 

October 11-12

High Plains Book Awards - Billings, Montana


I have been shortlisted in the Woman Writer category for my book Buried.

I will be attending the award ceremony in October. Wish me luck!


Buried was shortlisted for a High Plains Book Award in the category of Woman

Writer: it placed in the top three! I traveled to Billings Montana for the Awards

weekend. What a wonderful opportunity to meet other authors and supporters of

the Arts. The hospitality was incredible. I have been invited to return as one of the Judges. So honored!

November 16

Kelvington Noel Bazaar


I will be promoting my books as well as some by the Tisdale Writers Group. 

Nov 30

Rose Valley Christmas Craft Fair


Be sure to support local artisans and writers - so stop by and chat with me. 

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