Reading and Teaching

Following are examples of writing-related services and presentations Heather has offered in recent years. If you have a specific request, please get in touch [hburt(at)telus.net] to discuss details and rates.

✦Readings from Adam's Peak or novels in progress, followed by Q&A


  • Canada Council sponsored events at Emily Carr University and Langara College (Vancouver, BC) 
  • Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)
  • Public libraries and caf├ęs in southern BC (part of the BC Book Prizes Kootenay book tour)
  • Denman Island Writers Festival (Denman Island, BC)
  • San Miguel Writers Festival (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

✦Keynote addresses on writing-related topics


"Beyond the Royalty Cheque: Redefining Literary Success" 

  • Project Bloom, a women's career conference in Delta, BC
  • San Miguel Writers Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

✦Writing workshops for groups


"Memory to Fiction: Turning Life Experiences into Effective Narratives"

  • Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)

"He Said, She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue"

  • San Miguel Writers Festival (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

✦Manuscript evaluation and workshopping for apprentice writers


  • Langara College 2nd year university-transfer fiction writing courses 
  • Denman Island Writers Festival manuscript consultation sessions