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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?

BOOKS



BLOG


STANDING STILL
“So, could you not watch with me for one hour?” asked Christ …
OUT EAST, BACK WEST
So I tracked the guy down outside, hobbling on my injured leg, …
<i>NATIONAL BIRD</I>: THE TRAUMA OF DRONE WARFARE
Seconds after the strike, the shooters realize “something is weird”: they weren’t …
DESIGNER RUSSEL WRIGHT’S MANITOGA
Those of us of a certain age will remember, at least vaguely, …
THE THEATER IS BACK! PATRICK KERR IN <i>MY FAIR LADY</I>
“My first acting teacher made the point that two things are required …
SORROW’S SPRINGS
"It ís the blight man was born for, It is Margaret you …
AND I THOUGHT I WAS INVINCIBLE
Nothing like a trip-and-fall while traveling…
BELOW THE EDGE OF DARKNESS
The saber-toothed viperfish has fearsome curved fangs so long and sharp that …
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 …

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!