Edward has been a professional storyteller since 2000.
She performs for adult and child audiences throughout Eastern
Ontario and West Quebec and has appeared at the Fringe Festival,
Winterlude, Ottawa Storytelling Festival, the National Arts Centre,
Voices of Venus spoken word series, The Spoken Word Plot, Gloucester
Spoken Art series, on CBC radio, at museums, schools, libraries,
and many a campfire.
She is also active on the
national slam poetry scene as a volunteer and event organizer
and was a volunteer coordinator for the 2010 Canadian Festival
of Spoken Word. Ruthanne has a particular interest in bringing
the worlds of storytelling and spoken word closer together through
collaboration with spoken word artists and poets. She is bringing
slam to storytellers as the creator and coordinator of Ottawa's first monthly storytelling slam, Once Upon a Slam.