Twitter: Susan Carol Hauser@SCHauserMN
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
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Writer’s Workshop for One -- or More: A guide for emerging and practicing writers
These books have legs!
Wild Rice Cooking (2000) and Sugaring (1997), formerly published by The Lyons Press, will be newly released by Skyhorse Publishing, spring 2014. Sugaring will have a new title: Wild Sugar: The Pleasures of Making Maple Syrup.
Radio Interview, My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi
KAXE Community Radio, February 1, 2012
Press Release--My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi
Center for American Places, Columbia College Chicago
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