Heidi Greco has lived south of the Fraser since the mid-1970s. She works as a writer, editor and instructor.
In 2012 she served as Surrey’s ‘resident poet’, and was commissioned to write a poem about the city which she presented to City Council as part of National Poetry Month celebrations.
Her poems, short stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in magazines, newspapers and online publications across North America. Her books include the poetry collection, Rattlesnake Plantain (Vancouver: Anvil Press) and a prize-winning novella, Shrinking Violets (Toronto: Quattro Books).
In spring of 2013, her work was included in three new anthologies – Jack Layton: Art in Action (Toronto, Quattro Books); Alive at the Center: An Anthology of Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Portland, OR: Ooligan Press) and Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Salt Spring Island: Mother Tongue Publishing).
Greco has been a presenter at West Coast workshops and conferences from Powell River and Denman Island to Vancouver and Seattle. She offers courses through the Fraser Valley Writers’ School and facilitates poetry sessions for SFU-Surrey’s Southbank program.
Establishing Trust: Creating a Foundation for Meaningful Critiques [Two-part session]