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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.  Available on Amazon:
The Art of Column Writing in Print,Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing in Print, Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing won a First Place at the 2014 New England Book Festival, and both books are used in university journalism courses, such as Johns Hopkins University.

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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 and a member of the National Speakers Association. Find out what she can do for your group. Email her at suzmar@comcast.net

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Let's take a moment together. I’m a spirituality columnist with The Patriot Ledger (MA) and nationally syndicated with Gannett (formerly GateHouse Media) since 2008.

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Suzette’s 2021 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

Write a Memory as a Gift or Publication

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 (Tuesdays)
Zoom: 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Suzette leads a weekly writing workshop
Milton (MA) Council On Aging
COA Program Contact: Katie O'Brien: kobrien@townofmilton.org

Grow A Successful Specialty Column

Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021
NSNC Virtual Conference: Get Published, Get Paid
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Suzette Standring, syndicated spirituality columnist,
joins Curtis Honeycutt (The Grammar Guy) and humorist Dorothy Rosby
on the panel, "Grow a Successful Specialty Column" on 4/17 at 2:15 p.m.
Conference Schedule and registration info

Writing Workshop: Death & Spirituality

May, 2021 - Suzette will teach a seven week writing series
"Death and Spirituality" - Tuesdays, May 11 through June 22, 2021
7-9 p.m
School of American Thanatology (the science of death and dying)
A creative writing course for those drawn to hospice work and who companion the dying.