Producer & Publisher
“I Am a storyteller…”
Heather Buchanan is a producer, publisher, scholar and composer. She is the Executive Producer of the upcoming Solomon (2019) and When the Swan Sings on Hastings (2019). She is currently developing a series based on the bestselling Hook, featured on C-Span. A literary executive with Silver Heart Productions in Oakland, CA., Buchanan is the co-writer of the upcoming film Pure Land (2019). She is the Founder of AUXmedia, a creative arts studio, which is headquartered in TechTown Detroit. IMDB
The owner and publisher of Aquarius Press/Willow Books, Buchanan publishes many of the nation’s top poets and writers.
A Humanities scholar and consultant, Buchanan received a Proclamation from the City of Detroit. A past Poet-in-Residence for the Detroit Public Library, Buchanan served as COO of the Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities. She is working on a memoir, Kingmaker: A Life in Arts & Business Leadership (2020).
Buchanan is the Executive Producer of the Love, War & Jazz Podcast and the author of the upcoming novel and music based on the true story of the Harlem Hellfighters Band of WWI, Victors.
2019 University of Michigan-Dearborn Difference Maker Alumnus of the Year (to be awarded this October), Dearborn, MI
2019 Michigan Humanities Council Champion of the Year Nominee, Lansing, MI
2019 Featured Presenter, Association of Black Sociologists Conference, New York City
2019 Presenter, Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH), Charlotte, SC
2018 Featured Presenter, Southfield Public Library, MI
2018 Director, LitFest, East Harlem, NY
2017 Fellow, Society for American Music, Montreal, Quebec