Heather Spears attends conferences and literary festivals both as participant and as artist-in-residence, drawing those in performance and exhibiting the drawings immediately in temporary matts. The signed drawings are for sale, and are also available for publication in news reports and proceedings, as book covers, etc. Authors drawn include Seamus Heaney, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis, Salmon Rushdie and many others.
Venues include: 4 UN conferences (New York, Vienna, Geneva);
Harbourfront, Toronto; Vancouver Writers' Festival, numerous Canadian
writers' annual meetings; literary conferences in Scandinavia, Ireland
and England; Nordic Association for Canadian Studies Triennials, Lund
1987, Oslo 1990 & Finland 1993, & Stockholm 2002, numerous readings in Copenhagen – present.
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