Suzanne Strempek Shea

Upcoming Events

AWP Conference, Minneapolis

April 10, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

April 10, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Room 208 C&D, Level 2

You've Been Telling Me You Were a Genius Since You Were 17: Five Writers Reel In Their Earliest (and Often Embarrassing) Efforts

Libby Cudmore,  Elizabeth Searle,  Suzanne Strempek-Shea,  Donna Minkowitz,  Matthew Martin

Before the novels, the memoirs, the scripts, and the awards, there were the schoolyard love poems, the fan fiction, and the Mead-notebook revenge fantasies involving the bully down the street and a shark. These early musings directly informed the writers we would become, and five brave authors will discuss and share their unedited, unfiltered first steps, culminating with a live performance of Elizabeth Searle's walkie-talkie radio drama, What a Way to Live.

AWP Conference, Minneapolis

April 10, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

April 10, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Room 208 C&D, Level 2

You've Been Telling Me You Were a Genius Since You Were 17: Five Writers Reel In Their Earliest (and Often Embarrassing) Efforts

Libby Cudmore,  Elizabeth Searle,  Suzanne Strempek-Shea,  Donna Minkowitz,  Matthew Martin

Before the novels, the memoirs, the scripts, and the awards, there were the schoolyard love poems, the fan fiction, and the Mead-notebook revenge fantasies involving the bully down the street and a shark. These early musings directly informed the writers we would become, and five brave authors will discuss and share their unedited, unfiltered first steps, culminating with a live performance of Elizabeth Searle's walkie-talkie radio drama, What a Way to Live.

AWP Conference, Minneapolis

April 11, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

April 11, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m

“Photographic” Memory, Why all Memoirists Tell Imperfect Truths
Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level.

Helen Peppe, Sue William Silverman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, and Ann Hood

We always hear memoirists talk about truth and the importance of telling it, but memories are, in part, determined by how we perceive the world, which is defined by who we are at that moment in place and time. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of family and individuality, and we will view photographs that illustrate the impossibility of being able to tell a perfect truth based on personal memory, and we will discuss the difference between complete honesty and incomplete truth.

AWP Conference, Minneapolis

April 11, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

April 11, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m

“Photographic” Memory, Why all Memoirists Tell Imperfect Truths
Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level.

Helen Peppe, Sue William Silverman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, and Ann Hood

We always hear memoirists talk about truth and the importance of telling it, but memories are, in part, determined by how we perceive the world, which is defined by who we are at that moment in place and time. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of family and individuality, and we will view photographs that illustrate the impossibility of being able to tell a perfect truth based on personal memory, and we will discuss the difference between complete honesty and incomplete truth.

Reading and signing along with Helen Elaine Lee

April 14, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Regis College, Weston, Mass.

Author/reader gathering, informal chats and book signings

June 4, 2015

Time TBD

Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Mass.

Reading and signing featuring “This Is Paradise” and also “Make a Wish But Not For Money”

June 11, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Suzanne’s books, along with crafts from Cape Maclear, one of the settings of “This Is Paradise,” will be sold.

Randall Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow, Mass. 01775

Co-hosting the annual "Are You a Bookie?" book club and reader day at Bay Path University

June 14, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Baypath College, Blake Student Center Dining Room, 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106

This year featuring authors Karen Shepard, Ellen Meeropol, Bernadette Duncan, Nina Gaby and Durham Caldwell.The event is free and open to all book groups and individual readers, a great opportunity to connect with writers and network with other booklovers. Copies of the authors' books will be available for sale and signing.

Reading and signing

June 16, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760

Bay Path University's Writing Seminar

July 25, 2015 to August 01, 2015

Bambury's Guest House, Mall Road, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Bay Path University's Writing Seminar July 25 to Aug. 1 in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Suzanne and Tommy Shea will be hosting. Run through Bay Path's nonfiction MFA program, it is open both to writers from the program and those who are not enrolled. All genres welcome. Faculty will be Ann Hood, Richard Hoffman, Ted Deppe and Tommy Shea. For full information, write Suzanne at sshea@baypath.edu.

Reading and signing

September 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

River Valley Market, Northampton, Mass.

Co-hosting Writers’ Day #12 at Bay Path University, Longmeadow, Mass.

October 24, 2015

Co-hosting Writers’ Day #12 at Bay Path University, Longmeadow, Mass.