A little bit about me…

About susanna

published poet and short story writer

accomplished storyteller

Ontario Coordinator for Lapidus International, the writing for wellbeing organisation. You can learn more about Lapidus here: www.lapidus.org.uk

Master’s degree (MAIS) in Writing and the New Media (2018)

BA in Sociology (Family and Social Relations) from University of Windsor (2004). Also, have studied at Huron in a Masters of Theological Studies program.

taught at the Community College level at a Sessional Instructor from 1986 through 2006

taught ESL as a Supply teacher (English Second Language) at the Thames Valley Board of Education

worked in social service since 1992. London Good Food Project Coordinator, Health Promoter for tykeTALK, CMHA Grey/Bruce —Social Recreation, Métis Nation of Ontario and more recently (2009 to present) as freelance Aboriginal Educator and Plenary Speaker

and here is a poetic description of me…developed in a Wordscapes session

I  am (sounds)

susanna suchak

I am

factory whistles

soft brk brk of chickens

joyous gospel choirs

I am

Hulda`s song

rolling waves

cormorant cries

the hint of an Acadian accent

I am

lowing of cows coming home each evening

rustle of wildflowers

hum of bees in a September apple orchard

I am

heart beat rhythm of water drums

crackle of real sugar on snow each spring

wagon wheels rolling to a place unknown

I am

glacial wind

thundering wave

muted weeping of stunted trees

Gaelic hymns

I am

a cacophony of mysterious music

love songs in many languages

enveloped in the lullaby of every ancestor

this melody – my DNA

What sounds define you and your historic lineage?

Would you like to participate in a Wordscapes group online to pursue this?