Writer, Poet, Painter
A painter poet, Heather completed BA majors in Literary Processes and History of Art and Architecture at Deakin University. Her poems and short stories have been published in DLS publications for two decades, also in the anthologies of Ibis Writers, WW Writers and Bass Coast Council and in various journals, local newspapers, including Poetrix and Tamba. She participates in readings in Melbourne, Geelong and SW Gippsland and occasionally contributes articles to the local newspapers of Bass Coast and South Gippsland.
She was the representative for Ibis Writers on the Artists Society of Phillip Island committee, 2005–9, has organized workshops and was concept coordinator of the writing festival in Cowes, Phillip Island in 2007, establishing Wandering Wordsmiths, a gathering of poets in SW Gippsland 2007–8. She is an active member of both Ibis Writers and DLS Melbourne.
Her poetic diary, A Feather in my Hair about the birds in her life, was published in 2011 and her second book, The Glass Staircase, will be launched by Patrick McGorry at the Wheeler Center in July (2014). Her major work is an unpublished monograph on the life and work of artist, Frederick Spencer Coventry.