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Award-Winning Writer and Poet Heather Sellers to Visit King’s on April 18

Work featured in the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the New York Times

Award-winning writer and poet Heather Sellers will visit King’s College for a free public reading, question and answer session, and book signing on April 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public. The Burke Auditorium is located on the first floor of the McGowan School of Business. Visitors can park in lots off the circle accessed from N. Franklin St.

Her popular textbook, The Practice of Creative Writing, is in its fourth edition, following Page After Page and Chapter After Chapter. She’s written a children’s book, Spike and Cubby’s Ice Cream Island Adventure, and published numerous chapbooks, a collection of linked short stories titled Georgia Under Water, and a memoir, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know, featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, and an O book-of-the month club pick.Sellers-Photo.jpg

Her memoir was showcased as an Editor’s Choice in The New York Times and featured on NPR, the Today ShowGood Morning America, and The Rachael Ray Show. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, The Sun, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Her essay “Haywire” was selected for the Best American Essays by Leslie Jamison and “Pedal, Pedal, Pedal,” won a Pushcart Prize. She regularly speaks to audiences about prosopagnosia (face blindness), most recently at NASA.

She taught for many years at Hope College where she was 2011 H.O.P.E. Professor of the Year. Currently she is director of the undergraduate and MFA creative writing programs at the University of South Florida, where in 2017 she was awarded a university teaching award. In 2022 she was given USF’s Kosove Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Service.