Christina studied journalism and graduated with a degree in English literature from Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She studied creative writing for six years with the Writers Studio in Amsterdam and online and served as a Writers Studio teacher from 2015-2017. Her poetry has appeared in Red River Review, Turbulence Magazine, Bareback, Apple Valley Review, Inflectionist Review, Kansas City Voices, Sterling Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Illya’s Honey, Emerge Literary Journal, The MacGuffin, Scapegoat Review, Clare Literary Journal, Freshwater, New Millennium Writings, REAL, Gravel, Hollins Critic and Potomac Review. She was nominated for Best of the Net 2013, two Pushcart prizes and a Best New Poets award.
What Christina's students say +
I am a fan of Christina’s style. In a beginning workshop, the right thing is to encourage, to be warm and humane, and to critique according to the objectives of the exercise. She unfailingly finds one or two salient bits that could use some...Read more
Christina has a way of saying that your exercise was successful that makes you feel really great. She always manages to find a specific part that worked well and critique you work in an elegant way. I felt grateful for her feedback. She is a good...Read more
One of Christina’s strengths is her gentle yet direct way of giving feedback. I think she has a positive influence on the group just through who she is. I call that a state of ‘being'. Added to that her summarizations of what was said by members...Read more
Christina has a calming demeanor and approach to critiquing that makes you feel motivated to move your work forward. I learned a lot about tone and mood and how to critically examine a piece of writing in her introductory class. She helped me...Read more