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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christine Swanberg  

Pen Name: Christine Rinaldi Swanberg


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1949 in Rockford, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Swanberg was born in and still resides in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Swanberg is an award winning author and teacher. She has published several books of poetry and has been a teacher for over 30 years, mentoring both young and adult writers. She has been an active poet for nearly three decades and has published hundreds of poems in journals such as ''The Beloit Poetry Journal'', ''Spoon River Quaarterly'', ''Amelia'', ''Chiron'', ''Kansas Quarterly'', ''Creative Woman'', ''Earth's Daughters'', ''Mid-America Review'', ''Powatan Review'', ''Midnight Mind'', ''Sow's Ear'', ''Wind'', and others. Her poetry and essays are included in many anthologies such as ''Women on Poetry'', ''Writing after Retirement'', ''Garden Blessings'', ''Gratitude Prayers'', ''I am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted'', ''Still Going Strong'' and ''Back to Joy''. Swangerg has edited ''Korone''; ''Confluence: A Legacy of Rock River Valley''; ''Land Connections: Writers of North Central Illinois'', and is currently guest editor for ''Moon Journal''. She founded the Rock River Poetry Contest and has judged many contests including Pen Women and the Illinois Center for the Book's Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.


Featured reading at Seattle’s Frye Museum through Poetswest First and second place in Peninsula Pulse First place in Midwest Poetry Review Second place in Nit and Wit Connor Award for Fiction from Northern Illinois University Womanspirit Award from Womanspace YWCA Leader Luncheon Award for the Arts

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Christine is available for readings, workshops, and talks. You can contact her via email at [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Invisible string /
ISBN: 0942582160. OCLC Number: 22286253

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The Alleluia tree :
ISBN: 9780981975627. OCLC Number: 776492037

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The red lacquer room :
ISBN: 0943795451. OCLC Number: 54624069

Chiron Review Press,. .

The tenderness of memory :
ISBN: 0911051783. OCLC Number: 33029415

Plain View Press,. .

Tonight, on this late road
ISBN: 0942582063. OCLC Number: 11709187

Erie Street Press,. .

Who walks among the trees with charity /
ISBN: 1893239357. OCLC Number: 63266880

Wind Publications,. .