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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



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THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS: MY MOTHER
She never, to my knowledge, submitted another piece. She continued to be …
A DREAM COME TRUE: MIGRANTS AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Since the dawn of human history, Father Alessandrini notes, humans have been …
AN INTERVIEW WITH–ME!
I put everything that interests me to use, one way or the …
TREE OF LIFE
"Ora et labora," as the monks say: prayer and work. Thus, I …
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE
Anyway, then Jesus sees the disciples out on the sea toiling and …
WASTEBASKET NOT, WANT NOT
Still, there was the matter of the old trash can, which technically …
RUN AFTER THE STAR
The whole of the Advent and Christmas season is for me liminal …
THE LAST HOUR
I think many stop short at the brokenness, fallenness and failure of …
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES
Sick members of the community are nursed and nourished; it’s as if …
JOYOUS CHRISTMAS
Like the shepherds, who watched over their flock by night and were …

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!