Sue’s life has taken her from a childhood in New York, to student life in Connecticut and Boston, to adulthood in London where she still lives with her husband. Her two grown sons are now off on their own journeys. Her work reflects her travels with much of it now focused in Cambodia, both as a writer and teacher.

Sue is the founder of Writing Through Cambodia, a program which uses the creative writing of poetry and short stories to develop English fluency, conceptual thinking and self-esteem for Cambodian students and teachers. She has given lectures on her work in universities throughout the world including The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Wesleyan University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Wheelock College in Singapore, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and others.

Anjali House Goes to the Circus

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Anjali House is the educational shelter in Siem Reap where my Writing Through Cambodia creative writing workshop started five years ago. Since then, it has become important to me in ways that go far beyond my own workshop with the …

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Writing, Teaching and Writing Through Teaching

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There is no doubt that in today’s world of writers, teaching plays a big part for most of us. Some teach in university Creative Writing degree programs, but most teach in other places like retreats, writing organisations, schools, prisons, even …

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Phare Cambodian Circus

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I have now seen this troupe several times and visited their school in Battambang, and I am still amazed. Phare trains poor Cambodian kids in arts like painting, music, video and circus skills. They have been giving livelihoods to poor …

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