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Christine Green

Freelance Writer

Christine Green is a freelance writer, teaching artist, writing coach, and speaker . She currently writes a literary arts column for Rochester's (585) Magazine. She also is a regular contributor to 55 Plus Magazine and In Good Health. Green was the founder and host of the reading salon, Words on the Verge.

She grew up in San Jose, CA and holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MA in anthropology from the College of William and Mary. She is a 2016 Pink Door Literary Fellow and a member of the Listen to Your Mother 2017 Rochester cast.

Her essays, articles, poetry, and creative non-fiction appear in several literary journals and blogs.



Going Gray, Naturally

Stylists say they see many more women over 55 embracing their natural gray. Is that a new trend? People all over town stop Brockport resident Elizabeth Banner to ask about her hair. "People always, all the time, come up to me and say your hair is so beautiful.

Buffalo Soldiers

With its roots in 19th Century lore, African-American military history finally comes to light By Christine Green [caption id=attachment_1243 align=alignright width=300] Buffalo Soldier color guard Robert Burgess, Shirley Boone and Bing Reaves, a retired police officer who helps run the group.

4 Myths About Midwives

By Christine Green [caption id=attachment_825 align=alignright width=125] Becky Skovgaard[/caption] Certified nurse-midwife Rebecca Skovgaard loved night shifts on the maternity floor at Highland Hospital before her retirement from Strong Midwifery at the University of Rochester.

13thirty Cancer Connect Supports Teens, Young Adults with Cancer

Nonprofit has been serving Rochester community since 2001 Walls of vivid blue with bright orange, deep red, and lime green accents greet visitors to 13thirty Cancer Connect, a support group for teens and young adults living with cancer. Lauren Spiker founded the Rochester-based nonprofit in 2001 as Melissa's Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation.

About Christine

Christine Green

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Interview With Christine Green

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Creative Writing

Brain, Child
Thirteen, Now and Then

By Christine Green Last week my daughter asked me to help her edit and revise some poems she wrote for class. The theme was a rather advanced one: the Bosnian refugee experience. She is anxious and a little sad by nature, and I sensed her nervousness.

Mothers Always Write
Batman's Mom - Mothers Always Write

I sometimes feel like I'm the only person in the world who still gets confused by all the different comic book heroes and movies. Which is better DC or Marvel? Batman or Spiderman? I decided to ask the only expert who knew: my son Ethan. "Marvel sucks. DC comics are superior, man."

L a u n d r y
How to Style Your Hair

At age four, let your mother take you for a short haircut. It will be a wedge in the back with a middle-parted bob in front ala Dorothy Hamill after the 1976 Olympics. Done. But your hair will grow quickly. By first grade it will be very long.

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