Christina Berke is a writer based in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing.
She is the 2022 Katharine Bakeless Nason Contributor Award Recipient in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont where she studied with Melissa Febos. Her writing was supported by The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Writers' Conference, and The Southampton Writers Conference. She was an Author Fellow with the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, a Norma Watkins Fellow with the Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference, and a Writing Fellow with the National Writing Project.
A former middle school English teacher, Christina holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.Ed. from UCLA.
She is currently working on two projects:
1) The Women-- an intergenerational novel about mothers and daughters, inherited trauma, and the 1973 military coup based on interviews with her Chilean grandmother who was friends with President Salvador Allende
2) Well, Body-- a memoir on body image, eating disorders, and childhood trauma