We’re pleased to welcome Heather Harpham as the next author in our Visiting Writers Series. Heather will give a lively, insightful writing workshop with physical exercises to spark your imagination and inspire your own work. Heather will also read and discuss her widely reviewed new memoir Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, which was chosen for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series. (Copies will be provided for registrants.) We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity to work with Heather.
When: 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th
Where: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Avenue, Suite 130, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $50 per person (includes a copy of Happiness)
About Heather Harpham
Heather is a writer, teacher, and physical theater performer. Her writing for the stage includes six solo plays, including Happiness and BURNING, which toured nationally. Harpham’s work has been recognized with the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, a Marin Arts Council Independent Artist Grant, and a grant from the Barbara Demin Memorial Fund. Harpham received her MA and MFA, in theater and creative writing respectively, from NYU. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and SUNY Purchase and lives along the Hudson River with her family.
Heather’s debut memoir, Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After, is a love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices.
“[Harpham] describes with warmth, fearless honesty, and humor the harrowing saga of what happened after she gave birth…[She] has written a heartfelt exploration of familial bonds and the sometimes incredibly bumpy journey one must take to get to contentment.” -Publishers Weekly
“If ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’ wasn’t already a book title…I would apply it to HAPPINESS. Oh, heck. I’ll apply it anyway. HAPPINESS…is Heather Harpham’s utterly gorgeous (heartbreaking, staggering, genius) story of life with a seriously sick child.” -Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune