See Susan Perform:

  • Saturday 3rd August 2019, 12 pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Edge Festival, Solva, Pembrokeshire
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 11 am – Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Conway Road Community Hall, Cardiff
  • Monday 2nd March 2020, 7.30 pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Aberkenfig, near Bridgend
  • Monday 9th March 2020, 7.30 pm – guest poet, Loose Muse, the Discovery Centre, Winchester
  • Friday 24th April 2020, time tbc – poetry performance, part of British Animal Studies Network residency, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Susan Richardson

is a writer, performer and educator whose work celebrates and defends animals and wild places, reconnecting our imaginations to them and forging meaningful connections with the more-than-human world.

She is represented by Charlotte Atyeo of Kingsford Campbell Literary Agency.

An interview with Susan about her work by the Charter for Animal Compassion can be found here.

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  • Susan’s fourth collection of poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me, published by Cinnamon Press in 2018, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award.
  • Described by Philip Hoare as ‘vital, glorious, salutary’, the collection grew out of her residency with the Marine Conservation Society.
  • Throughout 2018, Susan took her multi-media Words the Turtle Taught Me poetry show to venues around the coast of the UK. She performed in arts centres and beach cafés, at universities and Wildlife Trust Visitor Centres from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh, from Cornwall to the Isle of Man. The show’s continuing to tour in 2019.
  • In addition to her recent MCS residency, Susan is also currently poet-in-residence with both the global animal welfare initiative World Animal Day and the British Animal Studies Network.

Join a Workshop

Susan has a wide range of workshops on such themes as Writing the Wild and Animal Language coming up throughout the UK in 2019. Please contact Susan for further information and/or subscribe to her newsletter.

Mentoring & Writing Tuition – Susan works with many writers on a private basis via email, phone and/or Skype. If you’re interested in private tuition, mentoring or manuscript appraisal, please get in touch.