Appearances 2018-08-20T13:52:06-04:00

Friday, May 26, 2017: Podcast interview on Powering Through Life, hosted by Teresa Syms

I was recently interviewed by Teresa Syms, host of Powering Through Life heard every Friday on The topic, Grief. The loss of something or someone that helps define you — a job, a loved one (death, divorce, move). Your love for that thing, the person has no receptor. Your identity is altered. You seek new meaning, purpose.”

You can listen to the full interview here: Powering Through Life – Rita Hartley

Thursday June 17, 2015: Podcast interview on La Femme Totale via Pegasus Netwaves

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Anne Miner, host of la femme Totale on air on Pegasus Netwaves. Anne interviews interesting women from all ages and stages of life every Thursday at noon Central Time. I’m honoured to be included among these interesting and inspirational women!

Saturday May 23, 2015: Book Signing Event

Rita book signing FB I had a wonderful time at my book signing at Indigo North London, Richmond Centre, from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday! A big “Thank you!” to all who stopped by.

December 8, 2014: MoMondays London Chapter

I told my story, the inspiration behind the writing of Long Climb Back, to 400 people in attendance at momondaysTM  London on December 8. I kept the subject material as light as possible, (it’s Christmastime after all) and the crowd was very receptive. My desire to speak is similar to my desire to climb the mountain.  For some pursuits, there’s something in me that just says, “You must do this.”  In the end, all of my practice paid off; it felt good to just be in the “momondays moment” and get it out.

Bucket List – Speak to 400 people AND don’t trip over my tongue AND smile! Check.

Watch the full video of my momonday speech, below!

October 25, 2014: Local Authors’ Book Fair

picture of Rita at her table at the Local Author

In October, I participated in the Local Authors Book Fair, at the Covent Garden Market. The event was organized as part of  a weekend-long celebration of literary arts alongside Words The Literary and Creative Arts Festival in London and featured local self-published authors, bookmakers, small presses and poets, who gathered to share ideas and showcase their work. Participants included representatives from the London Writers’ Society, the Writers’ Union of Canada, Poetry London and the Professional Writers’ Association of Canada.

August 2014: Long Climb Back Book Launch

The official Book Launch for my memoir Long Climb Back on August 23, 2014 was a great success! I would like to thank all of the family and friends who attended. I am so grateful for your support.

August 2014: Radio Interview

On Friday, August 22, 2014, I appeared on “London in the Morning with Steve Garrison.”
I was interviewed by guest host Joe Duchesne about my new book, Long Climb Back. Here is the link to the Podcast.

listen to show interviews on Newstalk 1290 C J B K

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