Full time and travels locally,
nationally and internationally.
Susie’s repertoire is a rich mixture
of world folk tales, legends,
personal anecdotes and spontaneous stories.
Susie works with all ages, in small or large groups and in any setting. She works closely with teachers to demonstrate the versatility of stories across the whole curriculum from language development to art, history, social studies and beyond. She is passionate about helping adults to rediscover the joy of listening to stories and helping them to connect to the ancient wisdom which speaks to all people in all cultures in all times and she also enjoys releasing people's own stories in reminiscence workshops and sessions.
In Scotland, Ireland and Canada – festivals, schools and after school clubs, libraries, in national heritage locations, on tour with a children’s theatre, to children and adults with special needs, at storytelling clubs and at private engagements.
In 2003-4, she co-ordinated an oral history project in Scotland, resulting in the publication, 'The Butcher, the Baker and the Tablecloth Maker: Luggin' in tae Mearns Fowk'. She was storyteller-in-Residence for Kildare Library & Arts Service in 2005.
Susie is interested in storytelling as a healing, therapeutic tool and has done some preliminary study with Nancy Mellon from the US. She is also currently studying part-time in early childhood education through the Irish Steiner Waldorf Association.
She is listed on Poetry Ireland's Writers in Schools Scheme.