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Suzette speaks at national conferences and universities on a variety of writing topics, and gets high marks from attendees for her animated and engaging style. (She is an award winning member of Toastmasters.) Find out what she can do for your group.


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Suzette’s 2019 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

Write a Memory as a Gift or for Publication – May 2 and May 19

Suzette Martinez Standring will encourage all to pen a memory as a precious gift to loved ones. Written memories have value from both a personal and historic point of view. Also, attendees will be led on a guided meditation to bring to life details and feelings that will enliven a one-page memory. All are welcome and admission is free to both events.

Thursday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. in the Keys Community Room, lower level of The Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Street in Milton, MA

Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in The Bistro of the Sunrise Senior Living at Braintree Five Corners, 618 Granite Street in Braintree.

Columnists and bloggers: NSNC conference, June 20-23, 2019

National Society of Newspaper Columnists
June 20-23, 2019
Programs to be held at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
NSNC Rooms available at the Hotel Henry Urban ($140) and at the Student Apartments at Buffalo State College ($67).
NSNC Annual Conference, "Glorious Past, Prosperous Future"
Columnists and bloggers will learn ways to expand paid platforms. Featured speakers will include CNN's John Avlon and Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post, the NSNC's Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
See our Conference Schedule and register now!
I serve as the NSNC's Executive Director and this is a conference not to be missed!

Suzette-NSNC Speaker


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