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HEATHER KING

Welcome! You’ll find here my books, a weekly arts and culture column, and a decade’s worth of blog posts.

I also offer writing workshops, coaching and manuscript editing, and talks on a variety of subjects–with an overall thrust toward the promotion of the artistic vocation.

“Desire lines” are the names given by urban planners to what happens when one person’s impulsive shortcut encourages others to follow, creating informal, unmapped channels through a city.

What if, together, we could begin to make new desire lines—for ourselves, for the world?

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THE LIVING AND THE DEAD
What with the general desert landscape and color palette in Tucson, many …
THE MARTYRS OF MAGADAN
“I follow the God of the Impossible,” says Fr. Michael. “He’s done …
A SHORT WALK
Speaking of travel, I myself am setting off next Tuesday for a …
LA’S ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES
Here's how this week's arts and culture column begins: At last, LA …
THE MYSTICAL BODY
The other day I went to noon Mass, Confession before. Around the …
POULENC’S OPERA: “DIALOGUE OF THE CARMELITES”
The opera was worth every minute of the 3 hours. The acting …
THE FEMININE GENIUS
Simone Rizkallah interviews Heather King on avoiding ideologies, the many aspects of …
A SENSE OF HOME
How is the afternoon light on my face different in September than …
OUR DAILY TSETSE FLIES
But the shot that really got to me was of a little …
SEEKING WITH GROANS
“I condemn equally those who choose to praise men, those who choose …

WRITING WORKSHOPS

My eight-week writing workshops–the next one runs from August 7 through September 25, 2021!–combine instruction, writing prompts, in-class critique/discussion and an atmosphere of intense welcome, encouragement and support.


COACHING

With decades’ worth of experience, several award-winning memoirs, and the #1 regular arts and culture column in the country two years running from the Catholic Press Association, I can help you envision, shape, write, revise and edit your essay, short story, memoir, novel, poetry collection or manuscript.


SPEAKING

I’ve given talks across the country and here in LA on conversion, recovery from addiction, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, everyday mysticism, prayer, and the nobility of artistic vocation.


SCENES FROM THE URBAN HERMITAGE FROM WHICH I
COMMUNE WITH MY NEIBHBORS AND THE WORLD!