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Victoria Hetherington

Victoria Hetherington

Victoria Hetherington is the author of digital fiction project I Have to Tell You (0s&1s, 2014), which was reviewed and mentioned in the LA Review of Books, Publisher's Weekly, Ploughshares, and others. Her debut novel Mooncalves was published in April 2019 with Now or Never Publishing, to wide acclaim from The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Sun, the Vancouver Sun, Quill and Quire etc, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Amazon First Novel Award. Hetherington's nonfiction book Into The Mist explores a plane crash in rural Saskatchewan, and the rermakble journey a family took to locate the lost souls; Into The Mist is forthcoming with Kestrel Publications Summer 2021. Hetherington's novel Autonomy is forthcoming with Dundurn Press in Winter 2022; film rights have been aquired by director/producer Aisling Chin-Yee (No Ordinary Man, 2020). Hetherington's short fiction has most recently appeared in Hazlitt, Taddle Creek, and EVENT.



I Have to Tell You. 0s&1s, 2014
Mooncalves. Now or Never Books, 2019


Writers' Works in Progress Grant (Ontario Arts Council) for I Have To Tell You, 2013
Writers' Reserve (Mansfield Press via Ontario Arts Council) for I Have To Tell You, 2014
Writers' Works in Progress Grant (Ontario Arts Council) for Mooncalves, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Depending on the school's current teaching module, I will craft a presentation tailored to fit each (specialties being Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction), exploring literature from a historical perspective with an emphasis on intersectionality (postcolonial and diasporic works, women writers from the eigtheenth century to postmodernity, and so on.) Presentations will include multimedia (handouts, film clips, relevant pieces of visual art.) A Q&A period will follow each presentation.

Presentation Length:
Drama; Fiction; Creative Nonfiction
6 - 12
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Nurturing an accessible, safe environment, I will work with students to workshop their fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction (no graphic novels, screenplays or plays at this time.) One week before commencement of the workshop, students will submit their work to the group (please note a limit of 1 piece of fiction and 4 poems.) Students will write one another feedback in the form of letters, and will receive a letter with editorial suggestions from me on Workshop Day. In addition to the feedback component of the workshop, students will work through a number of exercises designed to stimulate creativity, from writing prompts to digital literature games. At the end of the workshop, students may expect a polished piece ready for submission for publication.

Depending on availability and funding, workshops can extend up to 6 sessions (a minumum of 2 sessions is reccomended.)