Stories are the foundation of museums, doors to learning from the past.

How could the simple stories from your life impact your world and generations to come? Join Helen Heavirland, writing instructor and award-winning author of four memoirs, as we explore:

  • Ÿ Why your stories are important
  • Ÿ How to get started writing (or telling) them and make it as easy as possible
  • Ÿ How to engage readers and make a difference in their lives.

Helen Heavirland has taught at Walla Walla Community College and she has presented at various writer’s conferences.

She has published in four languages, had 200+ short pieces published in 40 secular & Christian magazines and 15 compilations and has published 4 memoirs, working on 5th.

Heavirland earned a B. S. in nursing from Walla Walla University in 1969.  She has been a nurse, administrator, secretary, bookkeeper, economic development specialist, adult and teen teacher, speaker, and writer.  She has visited 49 U.S. states (Alaska soon, she hopes) and has enjoyed short-term volunteer projects in Zimbabwe, El Salvador, Brazil, Solomon Islands, and Mozambique. Halfway around the world, in Zimbabwe, her breath caught when she entered a bookstore and saw a compilation that included three of her stories. 

She enjoys learning and continues to attend writer’s critique groups & mentor other writers.