Recent Events

The Creative Nonfiction logo: Red letters on a white background, with the tagline "True stories, well told."

How to Write What Scares You

Without Scaring Away Readers

November 18, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm ET
A webinar sponsored by Creative Nonfiction.
An Evening with an Author
with Herrick District Library

Talk, Herrick District Library

July 6, 2020
7pm EDT
Virtual, hosted by Herrick District Library in Holland, Michigan

I'll read a new poem or two, and talk about writing poetry, crafting a memoir, and answer questions from the audience.

More details about the reading series are on the Facebook event here. Online registration required at An email will be sent to registrants with a virtual event invitation.

Poster for Workshop at Hope College

Creative Writing MFA & Publishing Information Session

An informal presentation on the pros and cons of pursuing an MFA in creative writing along with (slightly radical) advice for those seeking to publish their work.

October 15, 2019
Hope College
Holland, Michigan

Heather sits behind a green book signing table
Photograph by Erin Gilbert

How To Write a Memoir

I talked about the process of creating a memoir and also about coming to terms with prosopagnosia, or, face blindness.

October 12, 2019
Fruitport District Library
Fruitport, Michigan

Heather stands behind a brown podium reading
Photograph by Erin Gilbert

Hope College Reading

October 1, 2019
Hope College
Holland, Michigan

The Readers at Threes Brewing
The Readers in the Garden at Threes Brewing
From Left: Robin Messing, Kelly Shetron, Heather Sellers, Kate Small, Danielle Kraese, Nina Sharma
Photograph by Kelly's boyfriend Ben

Threes Brewing Seven Stories

June 11, 2019
Threes Brewing
Brooklyn, New York