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Author Bio

Ingrid Walter is a former award-winning journalist and communications professional whose work experience spans politics, television, radio, print and e-media. Currently she is the executive director of When Art Meets Fashion, an on-line wall, standing and wearable art shop, pop-up gallery business and artist agency based in Yorkville Toronto, Canada. Born in Jamaica, she is also a Canadian citizen. She has an honors degree in political science from York University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Ingrid is available for online, TV, radio and print media interviews.



Extended Bio

(Includes excerpts from the website Blacks in Canada)

Ingrid began her broadcasting career with Radio Canada International and hosted broadcasts, field news and current affairs stories for CBC Radio and TV, Citytv and TVO. In 1989 she became a Parliamentary Correspondent for Citytv and Western International Communications; and the first woman of colour from English media to join the Ottawa press gallery.

In print, her articles and columns have appeared in local, national and international newspapers and magazines, including the Toronto Star, The Network Journal, The Walkley Magazine, Embassy, Share, Pride News Magazine, Canada Extra, The New African, MACO, The Daily Gleaner, Jamrock, She Caribbean and others.

Highlights: In 2017 Ingrid made her debut foray into the art business, launching When Art Meets Fashion, a first to be staged art exhibit in Yorkville Toronto. The photo exhibit featuring twelve local and international photographers examined the historical and contemporary relationship between art and culture, fashion and style, through the lenses of twelve local and international, emerging and established photographers.

The exhibit gave birth to her online gallery, artist agency and merchandizing business which in 2020 continues to evolve. She hopes to one day write about the fascinating, interconnected worlds of art and fashion.

In 2012 and 2008 Ingrid filed stories on the election and re-election of US President Barack Obama for the political and economic affairs London-based magazine the New African and the Caribbean based luxury lifestyle magazine MACO.

In 2010, Ingrid managed media relations for the WRA Maternal Mortality Campaign’s Canadian spokesperson, lawyer Maureen McAteer, in the lead up to the 2010 G8 G20 summits in Toronto.

In 2003, she designed and implemented the media relations campaign which led to the election of Mary Anne Chambers, former Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

In 1992, she produced the TV documentary, Learning with Pride, which looked at the impact of residential schools on native youth; hosted and interviewed episodes for TVO’s Lifelong Learning.

Other: Co-organized and chaired the first International Press Freedom Awards banquet for the NGO Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (1998).

Works: A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs (book on proverbs from seven Caribbean islands with choice information about their natural beauty; history and culture) (2004); editor and publisher of Our Father, Father to the Fatherless, about a star Canadian football player (released in 2008 and optioned for the production of a movie). A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Cuba (2014) – eBooks derived from the initial publication, Protecting Your Privacy in the Tech Terror Age ( 2015) A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs Jamaica 2nd edition ( 2020)


Honours: TVO Telefest Award, Learning with Pride; inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada 2 (2006).


Education: Master of Journalism, University of Western Ontario (1992); Honours, Bachelor of Arts, York University (1991).


Favourite book? The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, because Morrison is a brilliant writer. She paints unforgettable images with her words and provides poignant commentary on the beauty and the ugliness of human nature.


Favourite quote? “It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.” – Ralph Ellison


Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Fly a jet.


Who inspires you? People who do everything in their power to make our world a better place.


Why do you do what you do? I enjoy it. It provides intellectual stimulation, allows for creativity and there are opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of our world.


Ingrid is available for online, TV, radio and print media interviews.



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Phone: 416 880 9104

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Book Pays Tribute to JA Wisdom, Bob Marley

Photos, virtual, in-person game, life lessons for challenging times

Toronto, ON, August 25, 2020 – Former TV and radio journalist Ingrid Walter announces the launch of the 2nd edition of A Sea of Wisdom Island Proverbs – Jamaica, a book that celebrates Jamaican proverbs, beauty, history and culture; pays tribute to Bob Marley and includes photographs plus a new game to bring laughter and resilience into people’s lives during tough times.

Available on Amazon as an eBook and paperback, and on Kobo as an audiobook, A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs – Jamaica, 2nd edition features popular and sage Jamaican proverbs, including a number found in the late Bob Marley’s songs. Other Reggae musicians who incorporate Jamaican proverbs in their music include Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, the Itals, the Ethiopians, Culture, the Wailing Souls, Bunny Wailer, Justin Hinds & the Dominoes.

In the book, proverbs on managing human relations and human nature, understanding power and the working world, making wise choices, avoiding pitfalls and having hope, are presented in Jamaican dialect and translated into English.

“Jamaican proverbs are funny, witty and wise. My grandmothers and Bob Marley, who I was fortunate to know, taught me that in Jamaica. In a sentence they can encapsulate centuries of experience. I find them food for the mind and soul, life lessons to laugh and live by,” says Walter.

The first in a series of eBooks based on the original publication about seven Caribbean islands, A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs – Jamaica’s 2nd edition now includes island photographs and a game invented by the author called, “A So it Guh” which when translated into English means, “That’s the Way it Is”. To play the game contestants compete by voicing their best impression of a Jamaican proverb.

“With the variety of accents across the globe, the game can be loads of fun whether you play it with friends, family or loved ones, virtually or in person. The bonus is a slice of wisdom too.” says Walter.

About the Author

Ingrid Walter is a former award-winning journalist and communications specialist whose work experience spans politics, television, radio, print and e-media. Currently she is the executive director of When Art Meets Fashion, an on-line wall, standing and wearable art shop, pop-up gallery business and artist agency based in Yorkville Toronto, Canada. Born in Jamaica, she is also a Canadian citizen. She has an honors degree in political science from York University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Ingrid is available for online, TV, radio and print media interviews.

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A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs – Jamaica – 2nd edition, Excerpt

“Jamaica’s remarkable cultural history coupled with the determination of its people to survive and thrive spawned a rich reservoir of thought-provoking and sage proverbs. Most of the sayings continue to stand the test of time despite having origins that reach as far back as the 16th century. They are used daily by islanders and can be found in Jamaica’s music and in a number of the late Bob Marley’s songs.

As you read through these proverbs from Jamaica, you will be intrigued by the magical use of simple elements like food, animals and insects, even plants to provide profound comments on human nature, morality, parenting, friendship, greed, and more. In many ways, A Sea of Wisdom surrounds the people of the Jamaica.


Jamaican Proverbs

Human Relations


Ole fiah ‘tick eezy fi ketch.

An old fire stick is easy to light.

An old romance easily catches fire.

Fowl ‘gree fe ‘atch duck hegg, but im no gree fe teach duck pickney fe swim.

A chicken agrees to hatch the duck’s egg but not to teach the ducklings to swim.

Never take advantage of people’s generosity.”

Book Details

Title: A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs - Jamaica - 2nd edition: The Perfect Travel Companion

Available on Amazon

Author: Ingrid Walter

Life/Travel Companion

ISBN: 13: 979-8632825078

Paperback: 59 pages

Publication date: April 18, 2020

Publisher: Independently published (April 18, 2020)

Product Dimensions: 5.06 x 0.15 x 7.81 inches

ASIN: B0875XK47G

Price: US$ 8.00

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0875XK47G

A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs - Jamaica - 2nd edition: The Perfect Travel Companion Kindle Edition

Author: Ingrid Walter

Life/Travel Companion

Page Numbers Source ISBN: B0875XK47G

eBook :61 pages

Publication date: April 18, 2020, 1st edition January 15, 2014

Publisher: Independently published (April 18, 2020)

ASIN: B00HFUG48A

Price: US$ 7.53

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFUG48A

Available on Kobo

A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs - Jamaica - 2nd edition

The Perfect Travel Companion

Author: Ingrid Walter

Narrated by Ingrid Walter

Series A Sea of Wisdom, Island Proverbs - The Perfect Travel Companion

Audio Format

0.5 Hours

Publisher: Walter & Company

Release Date: June 17, 2020

ISBN: 9798632825078

Language: English

File size: 35MB

Price: US$ $8.99

Link:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/a-sea-of-wisdom-island-proverbs-jamaica-2nd-edition

Contact:

Author: Ingrid Walter

Phone: 416 880 9104

Email: click here to contact the author

Website: www.ingridwalter.com

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