Rob Wipond

Writer, Speaker & Performance Artist


Freelance writing

I’m an independent investigative journalist on community issues. I also write other stuff — sometimes poetic, weird, or funny,… or just weird. It’s my own website, so I could literally say anything at all that I want right here, and this is it.


I’ll be releasing a book soon.

I am in the final stages of writing a book about people’s experiences of psychiatric power and forced psychiatric interventions. The book is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2022. Please click here to learn more.


My sister took awesome landscape photographs.

My sister Karen Wipond dedicated much of her life to the Conservation Lands Program protecting high-value, sensitive habitat for fish and wildlife in British Columbia. And she was also a keen amateur landscape photographer. Her pictures explore and celebrate shapes and colours; they are poetic, they are political, and they show and create intimate relationships between natural landscapes and the people who view them. And doesn’t all writing ultimately seek to reveal the relationships between us and our natural world? So I use some my sister’s pictures to make this website look nicer. If you’d like to see more of her photos, please visit her Flickr site. (Stay tuned as we plan to make her pictures available in print quality soon.)