Ryan, E. B., Crispin, D., & Daigneault, M. (2014). “In my own words”: Writing down life stories to promote conversation in dementia.  In R. W. Schrauf & N. Mueller (Eds.), Dialogue and dementia: Cognitive and communicative resources for engagement (pp. 183-212).  New York: Psychology Press.


Ryan, E. B., & Schindel Martin, L. (2011). Using narrative arts to foster personhood in dementia (pp. 193-217). In P. Backhaus (Ed.), Communication in Elderly Care. London: Continuum Press. (Also in Communication in elderly care: Cross-cultural perspectives, reprinted in 2013 by London: Academic Bloomsbury Press).


Ryan, E. B., Bannister, K. A., & Anas, A. P. (2009). The dementia narrative: Writing to reclaim social identity. Journal of Aging Studies, 23(3), 145-157.


Ryan, E.B. (2006). Finding a new voice: Writing through health adversity. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 25, 423-436.


Ryan, E. B., Pearce, K., Anas, A. P., & Norris, J. E. (2004).   Writing a connection:  Intergenerational communication through stories. In  M. W. Pratt & B. E. Fiese (Eds.), Family stories and the lifecourse:  Across time and generations (pp. 375-398). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.



Ryan, E. B., & Wickens, S. (Eds.) (2024). Intergenerational Memoir Project: Bridging the Gap. SAGE-ING with Creative Spirit, Grace & Gratitude: The Journal of Creative Aging, Issue 47, 4-31.


Ryan, E. B. (2023). Writing my Way through Double Vision (with a little help from my dream). SAGE-ING with Creative Spirit, Grace & Gratitude, Issue 45, 21-24.


Ryan, E. B. (2020). My Pilgrim Shadow: It’s All About the Light. SAGE-ING with Creative Spirit, Grace & Gratitude, Issue 33, 27-29


Ryan E. B. (2016). Russian Summer (including two poems: Butter Butter; Prague Spring Ends in Odessa). SAGE-ing: The Journal of Creative Aging, Issue 21, 14-16. 


Ryan, E. B. (2015). The attic is bare but my heart is full. Hamilton Arts & Letters e-journal, 8.2.



Pépères Pond (1955)

Nocturne (1955)

Picking Grapes with Pépère (1955)

Young Girl Washing Dishes (1955)

Prague Spring Ends in Odessa (1968)

Through the Iron Curtain (1978)

I Long to Linger (1980)

Book Lure (1980)

Car Talk (1990)

Coffee n write (1994)

Dads Vigil (1996)

Rehab on Jerseyville Trail (2000)

Our Moving Day (2005)

Atop Georgian Bay (2007)

My Reckless Shadow (2014)

Day Dad Died (2021)

All Comforts (2021)

Tulip Life (2024)

Writing Down Our Years Book Series

Book 1: Exchanges Between Us: More Intergenerational Connections

Book 1: Foreword

Book 1: Exchanges-Inman-PoohSticks

Book 1: Exchanges-Graham-PreciousPirates

Book 2: From Me To You: Intergenerational Connections Through Storytelling

Book 2: Introduction

Book 2: Life Marks

Book 2: A Tricky Bike Ride

Book 3: It Ain’t Over Yet: Autobiographical Selections from the Writer’s Cramp Group of Dundas, Ontario

Book 3: Preface

Book 3: In The Beginning

Book 3: Rural Tales: The Beginning

Please note that Books 4-10 are available for downloading below.

Book 4: The Stone Angel Speaks: Listening to Older Women’s Voices

Book 5: The Berries are Sweeter Here: Older Women Writing Together

Book 6: You Grow Out of Winter: Poetry in Long Term Care

Book 7: Passing on the Blessing: Stories, Tips and Tools of a Family Caregiver

Book 8: Looking Through my Grandmother’s Lace Curtains: Writing to Reclaim Identity in Dementia

Book 9: This Little Light of Mine: Stories and Poetry From Family Caregivers

Book 10: Celebrating Poets Over 70