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Susan Carol Hauser

Susan Carol Hauser offers workshops in writing and publishing. Two formats are currently available.

WRITING: "What Did I Say?"
In this day-long workshop, participants will learn ways to read their writing the ways others do, including recognition of values and meanings expressed in the work. The workshop introduces techniques for discovering both literal and metaphorical meaning in participants' writings. Participants are asked to bring a poetry or prose writing sample of approximately five pages to the workshop.

PUBLISHING: Contracts & Copyright--Traditional, Self- and E-Publishing, & Publishing Services
Whether you self-publish, use a publishing service or publish with a traditional press, you should understand your “intellectual property” (IP) rights. This workshop addresses rights, royalties, contracts, permissions, pitfalls, traps and other aspects of publishing rights and contracts, with addtional information on seeking an agent or publisher.

1. Terms Defined
2. Intellectual Property
3. Contracts: Traditional Publishers & Publishing Services
4. E-books: Rights, royalties and arguments
5. Submitting to agents and publishers
6. Additional, if time: Blogs, author pages (FaceBook, amazon), Twitter.
7. Q & A

The Marriage Bed: Love divided by death

This Comforts Me

Writer’s Workshop for One -- or More: A guide for emerging and practicing writers

June 2014, Big Earth Publishing, Trails Guides

Guide to the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota,
Co-editor with Linda D. Johnson

Summer 2014

Early Summer 2014

Wild rice and sugaring books will be published in new editions this summer from Skyhorse Publishing. Watch this site for news of "Wild Sugar" and "Wild Rice," including readings and other events. Both books have bright new covers and introductions. Both still include delectable recipes. Available for pre-order at online booksellers.

Susan Carol Hauser is an established writer with four natural history books published by The Lyons Press and Falcon Guides (Globe Pequot), a book on memoir writing with Writer’s Digest Books, and seven books with literary presses.

Her book My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi was published in 2011 by the Center for American Places, Columbia College Chicago.

She has published scholarly articles in Scribner’s American Writers series and her freelance work has been published in The Sun, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and many other magazines and journals.

She was a commentator on National Public Radio’s "Living on Earth" for four years and has been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s "Prairie Home Companion."

2010 McKnight Artist
Fellowship for Writers
$25,000 Loft Award in Poetry

Judge Marilyn Nelson: “I was touched by the generosity of these poems in the sharing of grief and the upward and downward tides of the ongoing cycles of birth, death and the seasons. They deftly elevate the individual facts of the quotidian toward the simplicity of myth.”

Minnesota State Arts Board
2011 Artist Initiative Grant

Creative Nonfiction Project: Essays based on outings in northern Minnesota’s woods and wetlands, including their botanical and cultural history; a merging of my earlier work in natural history and recent work in personal essay. Visit blog for details of proposal and sample essay.

Selected Works

Arranged chronologically, these disparate poems are connected by the common thread of universal themes and reflect Minnesota’s diversity of women’s voices.
"We turn to poems for solace, wisdom, comfort, joy.... "
New Nonfiction
A creative nonfiction narrative about the nature of water in motion and the transformative influence of rivers in our lives, based on a trip down the Mississippi River.
"Words and images gleaned from ... the heart of the poet...."
--Helen Bonner
Transform your personal history into a compelling and meaningful narrative.
The hidden pleasures of making maple syrup with a primer for the novice sugarer.
Graceful meditations dotted with humor, complemented by the delicate art of Californian Barbara Van Arnam.
Natural History
“A true appreciation of wild rice....”
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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