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.
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.
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
- 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 […]