Teaching

Teaching is at the heart of my work as a writer-editor. Recent highlights include:

The French River Creative Writing Retreat Thanks to all of you who have made my annual memoir workshops so lively and intimate. The 2015 gathering at the Lodge includes fellow instructors Oakland Ross and Don Gillmor. More info can be found at: at: www.frenchriver.com/workshops.htm.

Stone by Stone: Writing Spiritual Memoir September 2013 – May 2014. A small-group intensive designed for community leaders ready to embrace creative writing. Co-taught with Prajna, founder of Amida Mosaic Sangha in London, Ontario. Please email me at susanlorrainescott@gmail.com for more information.

University courses

  • The short story (St. Jerome’s University)
  • Writing in religious studies
  • Sacred places
  • The religious personality
  • Stories and the sacred
  • Religion and imagination
  • Religion and romanticism
  • Christian contemplative literature

Conference papers

Beyond Nature: Ecology and Performance Interdisciplinary Conference; Environmental Studies Association of Canada; Narrative Matters Interdisciplinary Conference(s).

Community outreach (sample courses, conferences, workshops, panels, consultations & retreats):

In the environmental humanities: the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology; Community Arts Ontario; Finders Keepers International Women’s Conference; Lower Grand River Land Trust; Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition; Ontario Museum Association; The Ontario Rural Council; Ottawa Storytelling Festival; Toronto Conservation Authority; Toronto Storytelling Festival; Waterloo Unlimited.

In religion & the arts: 8-month spiritual memoir (writing) course with Prajnatara of Amida Mosaic Sangha. Groundswell Multi-faith Initiative, adult education certificate program in community leadership with co-founder, Teresa Bryant, King’s College, London, Ontario. If I Speak, Who Will Listen? 8-month women’s writing workshop in Boulder, Colorado. The Spiritual Lifestory Workshop, 8-month life-writing workshop with co-founder Ronald L. Grimes in Boulder, Colorado. Women’s Circle Multifaith Gathering at the Jesse Saulteaux Centre in Manitoba. Women’s contemplative literature study groups in Waterloo, Ontario and Boulder, Colorado.