Member Profile

Christine Walde

Photo: Jessie Gibb 2011

Christine Walde has been published in several literary journals and print publications for her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Credits include appearances in The Antigonish Review, Branch, Border Crossings, Carousel, Descant, The Fiddlehead, Hunter & Cook, The Rusty Toque and Vallum.

She has exhibited her visual poetry at the Edmonton Poetry Festival in synestheia, curated by glenN robsoN, and for the interPLAY conference at York University, curated by Adam Lauder.

She has published two novels: Burning from the Inside (Dancing Cat Books, 2013) and The Candy Darlings (2008, Penguin Canada).

In September 2011, London's baseline press published her first poetry chapbook, The Black Car, based on her research with Sylvia Plath's archives. She has recently completed a full-length poetry manuscript, Cloud Country, about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes' camping trip through Canada in 1959.

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Walde now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

I read from my first book of fiction, The Candy Darlings, and discuss how I became a published writer.

Presentation Length:
45 minutes
Fiction, Poetry
Workshop Description:

Working with different forms and elements of poetry and short fiction, including journal writing and free association, I teach students how to break through their normal writing habits and enter a new creative cycle of learning and discovery where they find their own voice as young writers.   


Northern OAC WITS:
GST not applicable