Susan is currently poet-in-residence with the Marine Conservation Society, and is writing poetry and running workshops inspired by their 30 Threatened Species appeal.

She is also delighted to have been appointed poet-in-residence with World Animal Day.

Throughout July 2014, Susan was also poet-in-residence at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne as part of the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival marking the centenary of his birth. Information about the events associated with her residency can be found here. The photo on the right shows Susan working on one of her commissioned poems inside Thomas’ famous writing shed.

Susan has previously been writer-in-residence for a number of other organisations and institutions. These include:

  • Swansea University’s Department of Adult Education – over a four-month period, Susan ran intensive one-to-one writing surgeries on campus, offered workshops in the wider community and performed her own prose and poetry at a range of venues including the Dylan Thomas Centre and on board mobile libraries.
  • Community Nutrition Unit in Tasmania, Australia – during Why Weight? Week, Susan ran writing and theatre workshops focusing on body image and disordered eating at schools, community centres and health centres.
  • National Association of Local Government Arts Officers annual conference – Susan’s brief was to produce poetry in response to the conference theme and to perform it for the delegates each morning.