Heather Fowler Reading from Suspended Heart (stories)
Join us for this special event!
In an explosion of love’s metaphors, Fowler’s debut collection of stories, SUSPENDED HEART, takes on American fabulism with a cast of unexpected heroines in the narratives of life and loss—women whose hearts fall out at public malls, women whose bodies bloom with changing seasons, women who sprout blades or have multiple eyes, sleep as snakes, or birth saints like lapis lazuli babies. Where there is struggle and sadness, there is also humor: Fowler’s fictive voice has been compared to both Franz Kafka and Donald Barthelme.There’s a fearlessness to this prose, a melody of life and magic and loss.
Selected stories in this volume have been published online and in Australia. Partial author’s proceeds to be donated to the San Diego Family Justice Center.
“Reading Suspended Heart is like opening a jewel box full of glittering surprises — each story dark, multifaceted, and marvelous.” -Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of Ms. Hempel Chronicles and Madeleine is Sleeping.
Heather Fowler received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. She has taught composition, literature, and writing-related courses at UCSD, California State University at Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College. Her work has been published online and in print in the US, England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America and others, as well as having been nominated for both the storySouth Million Writers Award and Sundress Publications Best of the Net. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, was recently featured at MiPOesias, The Nervous Breakdown, poeticdiversity, and The Medulla Review, and has been selected for a joint first place in the 2007 Faringdon Online Poetry Competition.
Her debut magical realist collection SUSPENDED HEART was released by Aqueous Books in December of 2010. A portion of her author’s proceeds will be donated to a local battered women’s charity in San Diego, CA. Please visit her at: http://www.heatherfowlerwrites.com/
Take Heather’s class, The Magical Literary–adding the surreal or fantastical into your literary prose, Saturday August 20th. Info and registration here.