Poet, Novelist, Children’s Book Author, Workshop Facilitator, Artist & Musician
Ben Nuttall-Smith taught Music, Theatre, Art, and Language until he retired in 1991.
He is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and a Past President of the
Federation of British Columbia Writers.
Ben's most recent publications include an historical novel – Mad God of the Toltecs, (Rutherford Press 2017), an autobiographical memoir, Discovered In A Scream (Rutherford Press 2017), two books of poetry: Postcards and A Moment In Eternity, (Silver Bow Publishing, 2013), an illustrated biography of Fraser Valley homesteader and pioneer bush pilot, Pat Carey – Flying With White Eagle (Rutherford Press 2016), a 3500 word illustrated children’s book – Henry Hamster Esquire and a book of Haiku for children illustrated by Jan Albertin – Grandpa’s Homestead. Ben has also published several chapbooks and a new venture titledTen Pun Crossword Puzzles for Young Geniuses.
Ben’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and online publications including All That Uneasy Spring ed. Patrick Lane; Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine; Poemata Canadian Poetry Association; Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, Between Earth and Sky, Silver Bow Publishing, Lucidity Journal of Verse, Bear House Publishing, Houston, Texas; Cyclamens and Swords online poetry magazine.
Ben was the winner of The Surrey Board of Trade Special Achievement Award 2011 for work as a writer and for service to the writing community. He was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Federation of British Columbia Writers, May 2013, “in recognition of extraordinary service and dedication to the ideal of Writers Helping Writers”.