It’s so important to be able to tell your story. Stories of Life isn’t just a competition, but also a chance to workshop and hone your skills. Then your story is given the chance to make an impact in someone’s life.
Kit has been on the airwaves with 1079 Life for over 4 years and has studied short story and creative arts in various forms. She loves stories and people and enjoys spending time helping people share their stories, whether on air, in print or online.
Ruth grew up in the arid Queensland outback, intrigued by the strange-accented relatives she met on holidays near Byron Bay, in areas developed by her power-house grandfather W. A. Back.
Ruth’s career in classical music became a passport to the world.
Destiny led her to live in Sweden, directly across the Gulf of Bothnia from Granddad’s birthplace in Finland. There she researched his story, and that of the black-sheep brother who in 1899 fled with Russians in pursuit to Suez.
Ruth is author/editor of a dozen publications about music, education and performance, five through Words and Music and two with Oxford University Press. Burn My Letters, Book 1 of the Back Brothers’ saga, won the 2017 Omega Writers’ Caleb Award for Nonfiction.