Susan is a long-established University tutor of creative writing. Courses which she designed and taught over a decade-long association with Cardiff University include Writing Poetry, Writing for Performance, Travel Writing, Autobiography and Writing Crime Fiction. She has also run courses at Swansea, Bath, Bristol and Bath Spa Universities, and for the Open University, tutoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
What students on Susan’s University courses have said:
Susan Richardson is THE reason to come to Cardiff! She is a most excellent tutor of creative writing. The qualities that I most admire in her are warmth, fun, acceptance and the ability to be herself in the class – no hierarchy, yet still sharing of her huge experience – and her knack of intuitively guiding each student with sensitivity – Tess Sturrock
Susan is an expert at devising exercises that stimulate ideas and bring out the best of what we have inside ourselves – J.B.
I am a veteran of a number of creative writing courses, and have found Susan to be the best of the tutors I have encountered – by a long way. Susan’s approach is characterised by warmth and enthusiasm. The workshops are organised loosely around themes and she has a knack of finding just the right material to spark off our work within that framework. She ensures that everyone reads their work to the rest of the class at least every fortnight, and that attention to the detail of organisation ensures that each member of the class feels valued – Jean Hare
Susan’s Llanover course – a mind-stretching, brain-tweaking festival of words! – Fiona Heaney
Susan’s classes are an inspiration for anyone who wants to write. The exercises she designs open participants to new ways of expressing themselves. From the first class I attended I felt that I was achieving a higher standard of writing than I had thought possible. It gave me the confidence to start writing the book that I had been contemplating for a while. Beginners as well as more experienced writers can benefit from the fun and inspired teaching in Susan’s workshops – Kristina Taylor