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.

The Power of Reading Aloud

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While I am here in Siem Reap, I make it a habit to find time to read aloud to the kids in the public school housed on the grounds of my favourite pagoda, Wat Damnak. The reading takes place in …

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Doing Research the Old Fashioned Way…

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…or Sue’s Excellent Adventure! Most of what I am doing here in Cambodia is teaching workshops, working with kids and organising Writing Through. But I also wanted to do some research for my next novel. I had read about some …

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A New Workshop, More Empowered Students!

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Last week we ran another workshop here in Siem Reap. This was important for two reasons: first, it was the  first one run for the terrific NGO Sala Bai, which takes some of the country’s poorest young adults and gives …

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