Workshops + Talks

“Thank you Suzy for guiding us with love, intellect, compassion and wit. You are the consummate coach. So glad you are in my life.” –Kathleen D.

“I just got back from a workshop led by the hilarious and talented Suzy Becker. I’m so energized to create more!” –Wendy B.

Graphic Medicine Workshops

I’ve been working in the emerging field of graphic medicine– illustrated life narratives of caregiving, health, recovery, and illness– since before it was a twinkle in its mother’s (the field of narrative medicine’s) eye. The process of making these narratives has documented physical and mental health/wellness benefits for patients, students, professional practitioners, caregivers, etc.


Art Journaling

I started keeping an illustrated notebook when I was 8 (like my real fictional idol Harriet the Spy). I’m on my thirty-somethingth one. If you’re interested in journaling, memoir-writing, visual art, creativity, or getting unstuck, the art journaling workshop is a mix of tried-and-true writing and visual art prompts for aspiring and professional writers/artists/writer-artists/artist-writers/hacks/wannabes/whoever I left out, except for people with too much confidence.


Talks

I’ve talked to diverse audiences of diverse ages about all kinds of things, from doing what I love–writing, drawing, making you laugh, and making a difference–to parenting, humor and healing, and what’s left of the environment. It’s generally described as an emboldening, embiggening experience.

Recent talks: Live Every Day Like Your Hair Is on Fire: Creativity, Courage, and Resilience • I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse? • Composing a Life • Letters to a Young Entrepreneur


Upcoming Events

  • Bolton’s Winter Market, November 20th (Saturday) from 11 – 3 p.
    Rain date 11/21. My artist-friend (shouldn’t everybody have at least one?) is hosting the Bolton Artisans’ Guild’s annual holiday sale on her magical studio grounds. (Worth the trip in and of itself.) There will be lots of cool stuff, high school carolers, and a warm […]
  • Bolton-Harvard Open Studios, October 2-3!
    Guess my favorite thing about our annual Open Studios (you can’t go wrong): A “make new stuff” deadline. A studio clean up deadline. Hanging out with my sister Robin the jeweler . Hanging out with my former student, longtime friend and artist Margaret. Having lots […]
  • Going hybrid for the weekend (11/5-7): Graphic Medicine Workshop on site (Berkshires) or online
    After umpteen months of a pandemic, we all have some losses to account for and healing to do. Put yourself into a timeout, take a weekend to frame and reframe your experience through the making, “reading,” and listening to illustrated narratives (50¢ word for stories) […]

Workshops


Want to work with Suzy?

Suzy is amazing on both a personal and professional level. I have no doubt our kids will always remember her.

New Eagle Elementary School

Wayne, PA

Teachers found Suzy's presentation inspiring and full of useful ideas and strategies. They enjoyed her energy and humor immensely.

To Light the World Conference

JFK Library and Museum

I was just wondering where your next workshop is because I really want to see you again.

Aiden, age 8

Suzy's energy is contagious, very inspiring, and fun! I would come every year if I could!

Lauren

Suzy was fantastic!
She deserved the standing ovation she received.

The Leever Center

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