Christine Stewart is program director for arts in education, literary arts, and children's events with the Maryland State Arts Council and director of Maryland's Poetry Out Loud program. A former artist-in-residence with Creative Alliance in Baltimore, she is the founding director of the wildly successful Write Here, Write Now workshops, and editor of the first anthology from the program, Freshly Squeezed, published by Apprentice House Press at Loyola College. She has a M.A. and M.F.A. in creative writing and poetry, is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Blackbird, The Cortland Review, and other literary magazines. She has taught at Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her work with non-profits such as My Sister’s Circle (Baltimore), CityLit Project (Baltimore), Venice Arts (Venice, California), and WriteGirl (Hollywood, California) focused on mentoring and leading workshops for children and teens ranging from 6-18 years, in which writing was mixed with photography, painting, collage, music, and movement.
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Listing last updated: August 25, 2011