Susan Hagen reads “How Writing Turned Hate Into Love” from the anthology, “The Write Spot: Writing as a Path to Healing” and leads a writing activity.
Susan Hagen combines her experience as a writer and wilderness rites-of-passage guide to offer heart-opening, life-affirming writing circles and retreats for women. Her former work as a journalist and firefighter/EMT inspired her to co-author the 9/11 book, Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion. Many of the first responders who shared their stories for the book later credited that experience as the first step in rebuilding their lives and careers. Now, two decades later, their journey is a testament to the healing power of story. It also remains a potent seed for the work Susan is passionate about today: creating a safe place for women to write, connect, heal, and grow. www.susanhagen.com