Member Profile

Heidi Greco

Photo: George Omorean 2012

A longtime resident of South Surrey/White Rock (B.C.), Heidi works as a writer, editor, and instructor. She leads workshops on a variety of topics, making presentations at conferences, galleries, and schools. She has also worked with inmates in the writing program at Matsqui Penitentiary and at Surrey Pre-Trial Facility.

She helped develop the Readings by the Salish Sea series in her community. She served as her city's 'resident poet' in 2012 as part of the cross-Canada Mayor's Challenge and is pleased that one of her 'wishlist' items has come true: Surrey now has an official Poet Laureate, Renee Sarojini Saklikar. 

She enjoys lazy gardening as well as foraging for berries, mushrooms and lines for new poems. 

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Siren Tattoo: A Poetry Triptych. Anvil Press, 1994
Rattlesnake Plantain. Anvil Press, 2002
A: The Amelia Poems [chapbook]. Lipstick Press, 2009
Shrinking Violets [novella]. Quattro Press, 2011
Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia [anthology]. Mother Tongue, 2013
Jack Layton: Art in Action [anthology]. Quattro, 2013
Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia [anthology]. Leaf Press, 2015
Translating Horses [anthology]. Baseline Press, 2015
Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart. Caitlin Press, 2017
Refugium: Poems for the Pacific [anthology]. Caitlin Press, 2017
Practical Anxiety. Inanna Publications, [forthcoming, 2018]

Awards

Winner, Ken Klonsky Novella Competition for Shrinking Violets, 20100
Civic Treasure, City of Surrey, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes