Wanton Word Flirt, Suzanne Wood, enjoys tossing out words recklessly and playfully!
After years of writing program proposals, reports, case notes, and newspaper articles while employed in human services, Suzanne jumped into creative writing. Writing course mentors Eunice Scarfe and Dr. Reinekke Lengelle encouraged her to be vulnerable while getting the first draft onto the page. Suzanne considers writing artistic play; initially writing with reckless abandon, followed by flirting with words to find just the right ones to complete her work.
Suzanne sees “story” everywhere she goes. She is an obsessive people watcher. Being an anxious, introspective person allows her the opportunity to ruminate upon her wild imaginings without end. She writes poems that do not rhyme, and stories that may or may not be true.
Her non-fiction and creative non-fiction has been published in anthologies and periodicals, in addition to being displayed publicly at “InSight 2”, a juried international health humanities public symposium, and on the “Poetry Walk” at the University of Alberta hospital.
Inspiring others to try art and life narrative writing as complementary medicine, she believes in the magic of her blue-green elixir paintings and creative word balms to soothe her health anxieties as she copes with the symptoms and complications of multiple autoimmune connective tissue diseases.
She has eclectic taste in books, music, art, movies, people, but not in dogs; only truly loving Labrador Retrievers. She loves to laugh and hug. Her family says the kind of weird she is cannot be categorized, so don’t even try.