Thursday, May 2, 2019
Christine Leviczky Riek is a poet and photographer from Surrey, B.C. Christine’s photographs have been shown in the Surrey Art Gallery, Turnbull Gallery, Maple Ridge ACT Gallery, The Fort Gallery, Pendulum Gallery, White Rock Community Gallery, the White Rock Pop-Up Gallery, and the SnackArt Collective in the Eastside Culture Crawl. She has contributed 300 photographs to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Site Finder, a visual inventory of the city’s built heritage. You can see Christine’s recent photography on Instagram @christine.l.riek.
Her poetry has been published in The Capilano Review, Pulp Literature, and Emerge17. She is a current participant in ArtSongLab 2019, collaborating on an art song set in Kensington Prairie in South Surrey. She was a semi-finalist for the Capilano Review’s 2019 Biofiction Prize, the 2018 1st runner-up for Pulp Literature’s Magpie Award for Poetry, and the 2017 winner of the Robin Blaser Poetry Prize awarded by The Capilano Review. A 2017 graduate of SFU’s The Writers’ Studio and a 2016 graduate of the Southbank Writers’ Program, she is revising her first manuscript, A Silkworm in Winter, a docu-poetry manuscript about the lives of her ancestors in the Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe.