Photo by Jowita Bydlowska

Photo by Jowita Bydlowska

Christine Pountney is a mother, writer, editor, teacher and CORE ENERGETICS Practitioner-in-training, whose work has been published to great critical acclaim in Canada and the UK.

Christine was born in Vancouver and grew up in Montreal. She studied English Literature at McGill University and at University College Dublin. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she published her first novel, Last Chance Texaco, with Faber and Faber (long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2000). She has since published two more novels, The best way you know how and Sweet Jesus. She is a recent graduate of the 2015 Screenwriters' Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, and is in her third year of a four-year training program at The Institute of Core Energetics in New York City.

She has written for The Erotic Review, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Elle, Flare, Nuvo, The New Quarterly, Brick, and Hazlitt Magazine. In Spring 2016, Christine returned as official blogger for the radical feminist art-mama conference, New Maternalisms: Mapping the Maternal.

Over the past few years, Christine has participated in many Indigenous healing ceremonies, and is writing a spiritual memoir about those experiences, entitled Creature of Belief.

She teaches creative writing classes, under the moniker Write Your Heart Out, is an occasional teacher at the Consciousness Explorer's Club, and has a private practice as a CORE ENERGETICS Practitioner-in-training.