Christine Walker is a visual artist and writer. She uses whole-brain thinking, sensory approaches, and expertise in creative process and visual strategy in her online courses and workshops to help writers improve their writing craft and achieve publishing goals. The Read to Write Books blog and curriculum was inspired by her MFA in Writing and Literature studies at Bennington College, where the motto of the MFA program was Read One Hundred Books, Write One.
Christine is the author of A Painter’s Garden: Cultivating the Creative Life, (originally published by Warner Books) a collection of her paintings, drawings, and personal narratives inspired by her gardens and journal sketchbooks exploring creative process. She is the co-author with musician Dennis Hysom and the illustrator of Wooleycat’s Musical Theater, an award-winning children’s book with song CD, published by Tortuga Press.
Her multidisciplinary career encompasses visual art, visual facilitation, design, writing, teaching, and public speaking. Her paintings are exhibited in galleries and private and corporate collections. She holds an MFA in Writing and Literature in Fiction from Bennington College, an MA in Creative Arts Interdisciplinary from San Francisco State, and a BFA from the University of Kansas.
She was the volunteer Creative Director and “spark” for Bibliophoria: Celebrate Book Arts, sponsored by Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Copperfield’s Books, in the summers of 2011 and 2013. She has taught writing workshops in independent bookstores and privately, facilitated writing classes for incarcerated women through the Sonoma County Library Literacy Program, and been a guest lecturer at universities.
She lives in Sonoma County, California, among vineyards and disappearing apple orchards.
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