Teachers

Christina Burress

Christina Burress has been teaching writing since 2007 to students of all ages. She has designed and implemented both in-person and online courses whose aim is to increase confidence, inspire creativity, and encourage artistic collaboration with the natural world. She currently teaches at the University of California at San Diego Extension’s Creative Writing Certificate Program and the School of Education’s Arts in the Curriculum Masters degree at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Christina is a Shamanic Reiki practitioner. She holds a BA in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, and a MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University. She earned an Expressive Arts Certificate from Sky Mountain Institute and a Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Awareness from First Nations Technical Institute. She is currently working on a collection of poems about the Ancient Bristlecone trees of the White Mountains. https://www.christinamburress.com/ 

En Español: Christina Burress ha estado enseñando escritura desde 2007 a estudiantes de todas las edades. Ha diseñado e implementado cursos presenciales y en línea cuyo objetivo es aumentar la confianza, inspirar la creatividad y fomentar la colaboración artística con el mundo natural. Actualmente enseña en la Universidad de California (extensión San Diego) el Programa: Certificado en Escritura Creativa y una Maestría en la Escuela de Educación sobre el Arte para la Universidad de Lesley en Cambridge, Massachusetts. Christina es practicante de Reiki chamánico. Tiene una licenciatura en retórica de la Universidad de California en Berkeley y una maestría en escritura creativa de la Universidad de Naropa. Obtuvo un Certificado en Artes Expresivas del Instituto Sky Mountain y un Certificado en Conciencia Cultural Indígena del Instituto Técnico de las Primeras Naciones. Actualmente está trabajando en una colección de poemas sobre los antiguos pinos de las Montañas Blancas. https://www.christinamburress.com/

 

Events with Christina Burress

Writing Retreat: Nature Inspired Creativity, Reconnecting With Our Kin
April 21 - 25, 2022

This 3-day writing retreat begins on Earth Day and is designed to revitalize your creativity by reconnecting to the wisdom and teachings of the natural world. We will discover how deepening our relationship with Nature can inspire writing, meaningful discussions, art-making, and good health. This retreat is intended for those who have an interest and comfort in writing, but who might also be visual artists, musicians, teachers, scientists, etc. All are welcome! We will venture out of the “classroom” by making time to explore the 5 lush acres of Casa Werma and beyond. We will hike to the nearby El…