Christine Pilgrim began writing professionally in the 1990s.
Because of her passion for history-based plays and stories, she is often commissioned to 'bring to life' historic characters featured in the Social Studies school curriculum. Relatively obscure pioneers such as diarist Julia Bullock Webster are researched and portrayed with the same depth and integrity as Canadian icons such as artist Emily Carr.
Christine has also written fictional children's stories, including Liam's Car, Sophie's Shoes and Pwince Fwedwick's Toys. She has edited children's stories too.
As a journalist, her far-ranging cover stories and features for NORTH OF 50, from its inception in 2002 until its sale in 2012, led to her being invited to edit the monthly news magazine's Rwanda issue.
Cover stories include one on correctional facilities and another about the experiences of two locals working with Palestinian children in Israel.
She's also written many travel features and stories about prominent local citizens.
The fashion magazine OKANAGAN WOMAN used her history-based features as well as her more light-hearted articles.
As a columnist, Christine has contributed to THE QUESNEL CARIBOO OBSERVER (Window on Wells) the WELLS NEWS (Well, Wells...) and the Vernon edition of THE DAILY COURIER (Eye on the Arts).
She has written many movie reviews and, despite her relocation to Vancouver from British Columbia's Okanagan region, she continues to write features and concert reviews for the VERNON MORNING STAR. Reviews include concerts by classical musicians such as the Gryphon Trio and gypsy jazz artists such as Christine Tassan et les Imposteures.
Christine is open to working and collaborating on a variety of writing projects. If you have any ideas or specific projects you would like to discuss, please get in touch.