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Discover how Pulitzer Prize winning columnists convey a powerful message or opinion in 500 words or less. Discover the insider secrets to writing different types of columns - humor, opinion, lifestyle, fashion, religion, investigative, and more. The skills apply to all genres of writing.


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.


Let's take a moment together. I’m a spirituality columnist with The Patriot Ledger (MA) and nationally syndicated with GateHouse Media/More Content Now.

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Suzette’s 2020 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

Comedy/Story Slam, Saturday, January 25, 2020; 7:30 p.m.

Suzette's in the lineup! FUNNYBONES: A showcase of Comedians and Storytellers
Presented by Andrea Lovett's South Shore Story Slam
and Mindy Mazur Laughs and Company
At the Milton Art Center
334 Edge Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186

February 13-17, 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference

Downtown Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
Registration and Conference details here
Suzette to give sessions on "Hypnotic Recall Creates Spellbinding Stories" on Friday, 2/14 at 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to use self-hypnosis to enhance the creative writing process
AND a Master Class on "The Art of Column Writing" on Sunday, 2/16 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Learn how to compel a reader to action in 500 words with techniques used by Pulitzer Prize winning columnists
(The tail end of the conference, but it will be worth it!)

April 18, 2020 Triad Mega Women’s Conference: From Pain to Purpose

Suzette: Keynote Speaker
Mebane Arts & Community Center
633 Corregidor Street Mebane, NC 27302
Mebane, North Carolina
Details and registration info

July 10-12, 2020 Windsor International Writers Conference, Canada

Suzette Standring: Keynote Speaker
Conference Schedule