Susan has recently been developing and facilitating an innovative series of writing workshops themed around animal voices and language. Experiment with speaking seal, writing owl and translating wolf into human!

Participants are free to explore both poetry and prose if they wish or to concentrate on their choice of genre. A range of sound prompts in the form of wildlife field recordings, as well as examples of published work in which poets and prose writers grapple with the challenge of speaking, transcribing and translating the language of another species, are also provided to trigger inspiration.

Susan offered her first Animal Language workshop at the Do You Speak Seagull? Festival in Brighton and has since been invited to run several more sessions at a variety of venues in England and Wales. Do get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more about her forthcoming workshops.