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 worked with inmates in the writing program at Matsqui Penitentiary and in a program sponsored by the Elizabeth Fry Society at Surrey Pre-Trial Facility.

She helped develop a long standing Open Mic series in her community, as well as the for-now-dormant Readings by the Salish Sea literary series. She served as her city's 'resident poet' in 2012 as part of the cross-Canada Mayor's Challenge and helped establish an official Poet Laureate program there.  

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
From the Heart of It All (editor, anthology). Otter Press, 2018
Practical Anxiety. Inanna Publications, 2018

Awards

Winner, Ken Klonsky Novella Competition for Shrinking Violets, 2010
Civic Treasure, City of Surrey, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes