I’m a writer and editor and occasional instructor. I write poems, reviews, and sometimes fiction. On and off, for over a decade, I’ve served as a volunteer working with incarcerated men in local prisons. I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for when you’re here.
One of my favourite films, Harold and Maude, turned 50 in December of 2021. To celebrate, I decided to write a book about it.
But I’m not the only one wanting to talk about it. Here are a couple of conversations to date,
From NPR Wisconsin’s ‘Beta’ program, an interview with Doug Gordon.
From the Star a very fun piece by Sue Carter.
And from the Vancouver Sun, another conversation, this one conducted by Dana Gee.
READINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Saturday, September 9th, 2:30 pm PDT
You’re invited to attend the Awards Ceremony for Muriel’s Journey Poetry Contest, now in its 5th year. It’s an online event that’s free, and accessible via YouTube. Heidi will be serving as emcee, introducing the readers of the winning poems. Here’s a link with more details about how to join us.
Saturday, September 16th, 4 – 5 pm PDT, “Women in Trades: Poetic Snapsots”
As part of Word Vancouver 2023, Heidi will be hosting Kate Braid and Hilary Peach in a discussion of their writing as well as their work experience as Women in the Trades. Braid’s trade was carpentry; Peach is a certified welder, with Thick Skin, a new book from Anvil Press.
A free event open to all at Robson Square, Robsonstrasse, Vancouver. This is a live event, with details here.
Thursday, November 16th
Two events in Victoria will celebrate the launch of a new anthology that honours the poet and artist P.K. Page. More details to come.
(Past events available online):
AN EVENT FROM THE WORD VANCOUVER FESTIVAL
“Cult Films Across the Generations” — A conversation between Heidi and Kat Montagu of the Vancouver Film School about Cult Films — with a focus on Harold and Maude. To view a recording of this hour-long conversation, click here.
A PODCAST CONVERSATION WITH CATHERINE OWEN
Part of Ms. Lyric’s Poetry Outlaws series, in which two poets meet up at a restaurant patio and do their best to converse despite the nearby SkyTrain and other noisy distractions. Plenty of food for thought along with plenty of laughing (19 minutes). Click here to listen. .
A BOOK LAUNCH AND A CONVERSATION (FROM MARCH 18)
Semiahmoo Arts hosted a virtual event to celebrate Heidi’s newest book, Glorious Birds: A Celebratory Homage to ‘Harold and Maude’ .
Sponsored by The Writers’ Union of Canada, this virtual, free event remains available online at the arts council’s YouTube site. Click here to view it.
PERIODICITIES: A JOURNAL OF ONLINE READINGS
Hosted by Rob McLennan, this blog features a series of readings by poets from across North America. This session features Heidi along with Ken Belford, Kim Goldberg, Bill Neumire and Christina Thatcher. Here’s a link to the event, #18 in rob’s series. Periodicity Journal
A CONVERSATION ABOUT WRITING
Sponsored by the BCTLA (British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association), Heidi reads excerpts from Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart and talks about inspiration. Just over six minutes, it’s on YouTube.