Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring


Sue Reynolds’ TEDx Talk: “Writing Our Way Out of Trouble”


The fantastic Stouffville TEDx Team: Dr. Jane Philpott, Eileen Nicolle, and Julie Weiss asked me to be part of this year’s TEDx Stouffville, along with 5 other fantastic presenters. The video editing team has worked their magic, and the result can be seen below.

To see the other inspiring talks from that day, please go to the TEDxStouffville website and click on the individual presenter’s names.


Sue’s Slam Pieces

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This is Sue Reynold’s SLAM entry that won the July 10,2010 Slam competition.

From Summer 2012:

Sue Reynolds Winning SLAM piece

Videos – Creativity/Writing

These are videos about writing and creativity that we`ve found in our research or that our writers have referred to us. Enjoy.

A great video about creativity and panic.

Added November 5, 2011 – Embedding has been disabled, so you’ll have to go to YouTube to see this one but do it! It’s worth it. Trust us on this one!
CLICK HERE: Poetry saves the world.


Thanks to Steph Curry for sending us this link:

Neil Young talking about Bob Dylan. Neil’s description of the artistic process is a revelation.


Bronte Sisters Power Dolls

How to open a book

Ìt`s a BOOK

This baby is watching his father rip up a rejection letter. May we all find our rejection letters this funny!!

At the beginning, don’t get in the way of what you want to say – just have fun and get it down on the page. This little guy isn’t wrestling with his inner critic!

Poetry at its very worst.

We particularly like the character-driven plot line in this video! Nice writing.

Stories start with “a crack in the world”. Breast cancer is certainly a crack in the world for many women and for those who love them. A donation is made to Breast Cancer research affiliated with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate every time this video is viewed. Please do click on it and go to the You Tube site so your viewing gets registered. Thanks for caring.

Deepam Wadds sent me this – thank you Deepam. I love what she says!

Kate Marshall Flaherty’s fantastic and moving poem “Faraway”

Click here to see Sue's SLAM piece EMPTY NESTER
And in a burst of shameless selfpromotion – the WCDR summer slam entry that Sue won with.

An exploration of point of view!