Heather Duff

Heather Duff holds her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (1986), a Master of Divinity from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (1983), and a Ph.D. from the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia (2016). Heather is an interdisciplinary artist-scholar; her dissertation, which explores philosophical links between ethics and spirituality in research-based theatre, includes an original full-length play script. Her poetry and fiction have been published in numerous literary journals such as PRISM international, Textual Studies in Canada, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, and The Fiddlehead; she was a finalist for The Malahat Review’s 2011 Long Poem Prize. Heather has been Artistic Director of Vancouver Youth Theatre (since 2001), where she directs collaborative, issue-based plays.

Previously taught:

  • Identity, Self and Creativity (55+)   PLUS175
  • Jesus and the Marginalized (55+)   PLUS345
  • Meaning, Hope and the Journey of Self: Creating a Reflective Montage (55+)   PLUS129
  • Poetry of British Columbia: An Exploration of Landscape (55+)   PLUS185
  • Simone Weil: Philosopher, Mystic, Activist (55+)   PLUS304
  • The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis (55+)   PLUS334
  • Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Scholar (55+)   PLUS271
  • Viktor Frankl's Call to Meaning for Our Times (55+)   PLUS252

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