Whether spread across hundreds of pages of prose, or distilled into three verses and a chorus, Rob Ritchie is a storyteller. His four literary novels have been read and mused over by fiction aficionados and book clubs alike.
Rob is also keen to share his talents with other wordsmiths, and is a regular writing instructor at a number of writing classes and events including the North of 45 Retreat for Writers, Word Compass as well as his own Mind’s Eye Writers’ Weekends.
But the written word has to make room for his other passion - music. Rob has also been a contributing songwriter and keyboardist for the touring roots/rock band RPR, the folk/roots group Tanglefoot (Borealis Records), He plays with the Josh Ritchie Band and Roadhouse cover band Midnight Blue. He has worked regularly as a commissioned composer for the Wiarton Concert Choir, and back in 2004, released his first solo CD Five O'Clock Shadow.
Presentations include readings from my own books as well as live performance of music as it relates to themes, narratives for the book or event in question
I have generally run workshops for writing groups that used writing prompts dealing with the themes of narrative perspective, ("seeing the other point of view").
As well, I have done work with groups on outline writing and the editing/rewriting process