Alumni Spotlight - Heather Luby

Heather Luby is a creative writing instructor with the St. Louis Writers Workshop. Her stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines, including Word Riot, JMWW, LITnIMAGE, Shotgun Honey, Manslaughter Review, WIPs, Emerge Literary Journal, Bartleby Snopes, Halfway Down the Stairs, and Travel by the Books. In 2013 she became an alumni of the prestigious Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Heather holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, as well as a B.A. in English from Drury University. Her first novel Laws of Motion is represented by Bill Contardi of Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents in New York. She has taught fiction writing classes through St. Louis Community College’s Department of Continuing Education and is a frequent guest host of the podcast series, “Firsts in Fiction” with author Aaron Gansky. In addition to writing and teaching, she is also a freelance developmental editor. Links to stories, podcasts and social media can be found at on her website.

Here is what Heather says about her Drury experience:

“Drury taught me the importance of mentorship and community. Hard work is important, but we can achieve so much more when we aren’t striving in isolation. The professors and students at Drury have provided me with a network of trusted individuals for advice and guidance over the years. That was the true value of education for me—the beauty of creating a community that facilitates lifelong learning.”