HEATHER’S POSTS

  • Memoir reading March 24 at Mission Point House
    I will be reading from my memoir No Letter in Your Pocket on March 24 at Mission Point House in Davis Bay, BC. This free public event is part of the monthly writing events hosted by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society. I like what BC BookWorld has said…
  • Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall profiled in Sunshine Coast Life mag
    It was a pleasure to profile activist filmmaker Liz Marshall for the spring 2024 issue of Sunshine Coast Life magazine. As a director, she collaborated with three Indigenous multimedia creators — Kawaya7 Ecko Aleck of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (Lytton, BC), Kwamanchi Alfonso Salinas of the shíshálh Nation and Charlene SanJenko…
  • Hear me read March 9 at Village Books in Bellingham, WA
    If you’re looking for a fun kids’ event, come to my author reading of Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch on March 9. I’ll be at Village Books and Paper Dreams in Bellingham, WA. at 11 am. There will be lots of audience participation and a Q&A. Books will be…
  • BC authors share open mic readings Feb. 21 via Zoom
    It was a delight to be one of five BC authors who read short memoir excerpts Feb. 21, as a Canadian Authors, BC Chapter Zoom event. Topics ranged from poignant reminiscences of a mother and her sudden death to a Lancaster fighter pilot who survived two years of duty in…
  • Recognition from my MFA alma mater
    My memoir No Letter in Your Pocket recently appeared in the “New & Notable” book section (winter 2024 issue) of Goucher Magazine in Baltimore, MD. That feels like a birth notice, of sorts, because Goucher College is where I began to birth this book, in their creative nonfiction MFA program….
  • Watters’ culturally modified grad cap in permanent NYC museum display
    It was a delight to interview shíshálh cedar weaver Shyanne (“Shy”) Watters for Sunshine Coast Life magazine. Shy’s unique cedar hats range from a sasquatch version with long black hair to a red-dress-themed one honouring Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Shy is perhaps best known for her culturally modified graduation…

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