Award winning author Steve Heller will read and engage in a discussion about the craft of creative writing, hosted by the Menifee Valley Campus English Department in association with Poets & Writers, Inc. on Tuesday, April 5th from 12:30-1:45 in room 600 on Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus located at 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee, CA 92584.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for students and the public to listen to an award-winning Southern California author read from his work as well as engage in a discussion about the craft of creative writing.
Steve Heller is Professor and Chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Prior to L.A., he taught at Kansas State University for 22 years, including 15 as Chair of the Creative Writing Program. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University and an EdD in English Education from Oklahoma State. His first novel, The Automotive History of Lucky Kellerman, received the Friends of American Writers Award and was a selection of Book-of-the-Month Club and QPB. Heller's most recent book, What We Choose to Remember, is a collection of nonfiction narratives from Serving House Press. Heller's individual short stories and essays have appeared widely in journals such as Manoa, New Letters, Colorado Review, and Fourth Genre, and have been reprinted in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal, and Living Blue in the Red States. He has been a resident of Yaddo and the recipient of an NEA Fellowship Grant and numerous other writing awards and distinctions. He helped found two literary journals, Hawai'i Review and Mid-American Review.
Learn more about Steve Heller by visiting Antioch University’s website.