Co-instructor for new course at Vancouver’s Pull Focus Film School

JUNE 15 TO AUG. 3 Photography and Writing for the Digital Age A comprehensive eight-week course designed for emerging writers and digital photographers. It’s co-facilitated by writer Heather Conn and photographer Josh Hite. Learn to take compelling photos and create short non-fiction narratives to promote your passionate cause or personal journey. Ideal for writers who…

Two-day workshop in Powell River on writing a short film

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 and WED., MARCH 3 A Journey Through Life & the Self: Writing Your Way to a Short Film Powell River Digital Film School, Powell River, BC This two-day workshop for grade 12 students is designed to motivate them to greater creativity, using writing and group exercises, film screenings, informal presentations, and a…

Writing workshop instructor at Pull Focus Film School

SEPTEMBER 23 – NOVEMBER 11 Photography and Writing for the Digital Age A comprehensive eight-week course designed for emerging writers and digital photographers. It’s co-facilitated by writer Heather Conn and photographer Adam Myhill. Learn to take compelling photos and create short non-fiction narratives to promote your passionate cause or personal journey. Ideal for writers who…

Author reading at Gibsons Public Art Gallery

As part of the Words and Image exhibition at Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) in Gibsons, BC, I will read from my memoir-in-progress and other short writing excerpts and give a brief presentation of slides from India. Time: Saturday, 2 p.m. Place: GPAG, 287 Gower Point Road, Gibsons, BC Contact gpag@dccnet.com or phone 604-886-0531

Homage-to-writers collage in group exhibition in Gibsons

MARCH 11 – APRIL 19 Exhibition Words and Image, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, BC “Writers who’ve inspired me: a SoulCollage homage” My entry in a juried art exhibition, titled: “Writers who’ve inspired me: a SoulCollage® homage,” features six of my SoulCollage images and accompanying dialogue that I wrote to each writer (Mark Twain; Anne…

Memoir-writing workshop at The Arts Building in Gibsons

Introduction to MEMOIR WRITING: Share Your Story Do you feel compelled to write about your life, but don’t know where to begin? Does the idea seem both overwhelming and exciting? Maybe you’ve already got pages of material, but they seem to have no direction. This fun workshop will inspire you to start or restart your…

Heather Conn profile: The U.S. Exchange Visitor Program

The American Immigration Law Foundation, which acted as my sponsor while I worked in the U.S. in 2008, profiled me in its newsletter: http://www.ailf.org/exchange/tom.shtml   Heather Conn Explores the Art of Being an American through Cinema The Exchange Visitor Program is pleased to announce Heather Conn as May’s Exchange Visitor of the Month. Each month,…

Photo exhibition “Maya on the Playa: Burning Man”

FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 25 Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, BC Maya on the Playa: Burning Man — “Local photographer Heather Conn displays images from the last two Burning Man Festivals on the Playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. She documents this eight-day annual Festival which is held as an experiment in community,…

West Ender interview

Following publication of my book Vancouver’s Glory Years (co-written with Henry Ewert), the West Ender ran a front-page interview in its Urban Legends section (Dec. 18-23, 2003): “A historian and author recreates Vancouver’s boom, and early fascination with transit.” Book reviews of Vancouver’s Glory Years appeared in the following publications (see Books for excerpts): Coast…