Silke Heiss

Membership Number: SAF02740

Contact Details

Province:Eastern Cape

Profession Details

Media:Books, Social Media
Speciality:Culture, Education, Fiction, Training
Profession:Editor, Researcher, Trainer/Lecturer, Writer


Silke Heiss is a published poet and fiction writer who - after three decades of editing across a range of disciplines - is focusing her extensive experience exclusively on poetry and creative fiction. She has published several books of poetry together with her late husband, the poet Norman Morrissey, and is currently working on a solo collection documenting their shared journey to his death and beyond. She continues their tradition of giving poetry 'walkshops' ('Hiku Hikes') and Writing Workshops in Hogsback, with especial focus on the self-editing process. She provides online as well as face to face editing and mentoring support to poets and writers. She is especially skilled at guiding the engineering of long works, helping writers give form to what may feel like nothing more than 'a mess of notes'. She also runs occasional workshops on speaking skills, as well as on writing light-hearted rhymes and metered verse, for those who may be in need of this in social settings. She produces a monthly newsletter entitled Give Your Writing The Edge, which provides news and thoughts on literary events and matters. 


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