See Susan Perform:

  • Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7.30pm – Fins & Skins: performance of marine-themed poetry, alongside storyteller Deb Winter, Peppers, Fishguard
  • Saturday, 17th March 2018, 4.30pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Dale Fort Marine Research Symposium, Dale, Pembrokeshire
  • Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 7.30pm – guest poet, Write Angle, Petersfield, Hampshire
  • Wednesday 21st March 2018, 7pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology, Brighton
  • Thursday 19th April 2018, 6.30pm – launch of ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’, The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye
  • Friday 27th April 2018, 7pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ performance, British Animal Studies Network event, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Friday 18th May 2018, 7 pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ performance, Noa Bakehouse, Isle of Man
  • Thursday 31st May 2018, 7.30pm – guest poet, Words & Ears, Bradford on Avon
  • Sunday 3rd June 2018, 8pm – guest poet, Buzzwords, Cheltenham
  • Friday 29th June 2018, 7.30pm – guest poet, sharing poems from ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’, Cellar Bards, Cardigan
  • Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 7.30pm – guest poet, The Poetry Lounge, Ludlow
  • Saturday 14th July 2018, 3pm – guest poet, Spoken Word Saturday, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli
  • Sunday 29th July 2018, 3pm – guest poet, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws
  • Friday 10th August 2018, 7.30pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Tywi Boat Club, Llansteffan
  • Monday 27th August 2018, 2pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ performance, part of ‘Under the Sea’ day, Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
  • Thursday 6th September 2018, 7pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Druridge Bay, Northumberland
  • Sunday 9th September 2018, 2pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Visitor Centre, RSPB Saltholme, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
  • Wednesday 12th September 2018, 7pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Living Seas Centre, Flamborough Head, Yorkshire
  • Sunday 30th September 2018, 2pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Chesil Beach Centre, Dorset
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 7.15pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Chichester Natural History Society
  • Monday 3rd December 2018, 7pm – guest poet, Saltmarsh Poetry, Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk
  • Sunday 9th December 2018, 2pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes Reserve
  • Tuesday 12th February 2019, 7pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, Wildlife Trust event, Swansea University
  • Sunday 9th June 2019, 6.30 pm – ‘Words the Turtle Taught Me’ poetry performance, The Jolly Sailor, Canterbury


Susan Richardson

is a poet, 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.

Susan was recently interviewed about her work by the Charter for Animal Compassion: you can read the interview here.

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Latest News

  • Susan’s fourth collection of poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me, has just been published by Cinnamon Press. Described by Philip Hoare as ‘vital, glorious, salutary’, the collection grew out of her recent residency with the Marine Conservation Society.
  • Throughout 2018, Susan will be performing work from Words the Turtle Taught Me on her Thirty Coastal Readings for Thirty Threatened Species tour at venues all round the coast of the UK.
  • 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.

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Susan has a wide range of workshops on such themes as Writing the Wild and Animal Language coming up throughout the UK in 2018. 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.