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Suzanne Methot

Photo: Nadya Kwandibens, Red Works 2016

Suzanne Methot is a Nehiyaw writer, editor, educator, and community worker born in Vancouver and raised in Sagitawa (Peace River, Alberta). Her non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing was published by ECW Press in March 2019. Suzanne’s work has also been published in anthologies including A Shade of Spring (7th Generation Books), Steal My Rage (Douglas & McIntyre), Let the Drums Be Your Heart (Douglas & McIntyre), and in a vast dreaming (Native Women in the Arts). Her feature articles, guest columns, profiles, and book reviews have appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Windspeaker, and Canadian Geographic. In 2014, Suzanne was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature.

Suzanne has worked as an adult literacy and skills training practitioner, an elementary classroom teacher, and in advocacy and direct-service positions in Indigenous community-based agencies. She is co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations and a regular contributor to Scholastic Canada’s Take Action series of elementary classroom resource books. Currently, Suzanne is working on a children’s book about hidden urban rivers, and on a novel set in northern Alberta. She is represented by Stephanie Sinclair of the Transatlantic Agency.

To inquire about school presentations, readings, conference keynotes and appearances, and get info on previous media and public appearances, connect online at https://www.suzannemethot.ca/ and on Facebook @SuzanneMethotAuthor.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing. ECW Press, 2019
Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations. Pearson/Goodminds, 2011

Awards

Nominated for K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Presentations include visual literacy, stories (or a reading), song/dance, and other interactive components. They are structured but informal and I welcome and encourage questions and audience participations. For details, contact suzanne@suzannemethot.ca.

Technical requirements: projector and screen (or TV/SMART Screen with cords that will allow me to hook up a laptop), speakers. If audience is larger than 75 people, I'll need a microphone. Venue is flexible (classroom, library, gym).

Presentation Length:
usually 1 hour, but flexible
Genre:
non-fiction, fiction, memoir, picture books, Indigenous issues, Canadian history, equity and inclusion (Indigenous, women, LGBTQ+), reconciliation, junior/intermediate/secondary writing workshops, create-a-book field trips
Grades:
4-12
Audience size:
15 for writing workshops, 30 for create-a-book field trips, flexible for readings and presentations
Workshop Description:

Junior/Intermediate writing workshops focus on character, setting, and plot and include a discussion on how to find ideas and turn them into a story. Secondary writing workshops focus on life stories, transformation, and finding voice. For details on create-a-book field trips, contact suzanne@suzannemethot.ca.

Technical requirements: flip chart and paper, student notebooks. Venue is flexible (classroom, library).

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$600
Three sessions:
$900
Four sessions:
$1200
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$600
Three sessions:
$900
Four sessions:
$1200
GST:
GST applicable