My work tends to rotate around themes of art, age, feminine monsters and 20th century philosophy. My  stories have been finalists or shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, the Masters Review emerging writer prize, and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest. My play, Cannibals, described as “a comic reverie” by The New York Times, has received dozens of productions.

You can find me @heatherdundas1 or hdundas324@gmail.

If you would like to produce Cannibals at your school or college, please do so and accept my best wishes for a successful run! I would appreciate an email telling me how it goes.

Some publications

“A Boom Interview with Simeon Wade,” Boom: A Journal of California (University of California Press; web)

“Michel Foucault’s Death Valley Trip,” Foucaultblog (multimedia; web)

“House Menu,” PoemMemoirStory: number thirteen (The University of Alabama Press)

“Trivial but Numerous,” PoemMemoirStory: number eleven (The University of Alabama Press)

“Five Things About Basquiat: a worksheet,” The Loudest Voice: Volume One (Figueroa Press)

“Tuesdays with Nirvana,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers (web)

“Life and Art at MOCA,” Los Angeles Times

“Mull Mermaid,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers

“Baby It’s Cold Back East,” Los Angeles Times

“Ten Guidelines for Divorce After 30,” L.A. Weekly

Cannibals, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2000 (Faber and Faber)

Some music pieces and theater productions

Cannibals has had many college productions, including University of the South (TN), Concordia College (MN), Davidson College (NC), University of Puget Sound (WA),Boston College (MA), University of Notre Dame (IN), University of Wyoming, Marietta College (OH), Smith College (MA), others

“Explaining the Sea to My Daughter,” Eric Guinivan, composer. Commissioned by the Lotte Lehmann Foundation. (Newman Hall, USC) The 33rd Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival (James Madison University, Virginia)

“Who I Am,” David O, composer. Created with 5th grade students from Mt. Washington Elementary School. Los Angeles Master Chorale Fiftieth Anniversary Gala. (Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles)

“No Art, No World.” David Joyce, composer. Created with 5th grade LAUSD students. Los Angeles Master Chorale (Disney Hall, Los Angeles)

Wind-Up Girls Have All the Fun, Virginia Avenue Project (Los Angeles, CA)