Susan Olding

With more than two decades as a writing teacher and editor in settings ranging from secondary school classrooms to the Queen’s University’s Writing Centre, for the past six years, Susan has also served as a private instructor and manuscript consultant to many individuals and literary presses. More recently she has acted as a mentor in the Kingston WritersFest Merilyn Simonds Protégé Project.

She enjoys guiding writers at all stages of their development and is proud to say that many of her former students have gone on to publish and win prizes for their work. With a strong interest in experimental writing that blurs the boundaries of genre, Susan has particular expertise in memoir, the personal and lyric essay, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

Currently a PhD candidate in Cultural studies at Queen’s, she is working on a book of poems, a novel for middle grade readers, and a collection of essays.

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