Freelance Writer

I’m a Vancouver Island writer who’s inspired by landscapes—both interior and exterior. 

Travel Writing

grizzly bear article Smithsonian Magazine


Journey with me to BC’s Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary—a wild, remote refuge for brown bears and their habitat—on traditional Gitsi’is territory (Smithsonian, Nov. 2017). Read article.

Experience Life magazine cover, June 2018

Magazine Editorial

I’ve written about the environment, wellness, and the arts for Experience L!fe, Yoga Journal, The Writer, and other publications. 

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I help businesses large and small to develop a compelling brand voice and share their strengths through digital storytelling. Read more.

Creative Nonfiction

Grain Magazine, Spring 2017.

I love first-person stories. You’ll find a few of mine in Grain, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, and other publications. Read more.

Event magazine coverPoetry

Mortality and the natural world are common themes in my poetry, which has been published in American and Canadian journals and anthologies. 

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About Me

Christine Schrum WriterI’m a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and sometime journalist. I am grateful to live on beautiful Vancouver Island in the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. Learn more.