Susan Lynn Reynolds is a freelance writer and a AWA accredited creative writing instructor and has been teaching for 10 years, focusing on techniques learned in her work in New Mexico with Natalie Goldberg (of Writing Down the Bones) and in Massachusetts with Pat Schneider (Writing Alone and With Others).
Her recent literary work has appeared in lichen literary magazine and her short story â€œGargoyles in Montmartreâ€ was accepted for the British anthology Erotic Travel Tales 3. Her novel Strandia won the Canadian Library Associationâ€™s national award for Young Adult Novel of the Year.
She is a three time winner of the Timothy Findlay Creative Writing Award for her poetry and short stories, and a winner of the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region’s 24 Hour Online Contest.
She is doing her Masters at Trent University where her focus is on writing for therapeutic benefit. Sue teaches creative writing to criminalized women in the Lindsay jail and the Peterborough community, work for which she was awarded the 2007 June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism by the Ministry of Citizenship.
Sue has only started calling herself a poet (rather than simply â€œwriterâ€) in the last year or so, but she is having a lot of fun these days trying to reduce experience to the essence that poetry demands. Within the last year she has featured at the Diamond Cherry Reading Series, Sabbat Nights, and the Canada-Cuba Literary Festival.
On February 21, 2008 she featured at Hot Sauced Words poetry and spoken word show to launch her new chapbook skinned.
Please see Go ForWords for more information about Sue and her work.
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