Suzanne Doerge is a poet and adult educator who has worked with organizations at the local, national, and international level to support the voices of marginalized communities.
Originally from Southern Illinois, she lived in Nicaragua during the 1980’s, where she met her compañero, Joe Gunn. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where they raised their twins. For 16 years, she was Executive Director of an Ottawa-based organization, City for All Women Intiative (CAWI), and worked with many organizations developing workshop tools and guides to advance equity and inclusion.
She loves to canoe, get lost in the woods, discover the universe in a wildflower, become landscape. Her grown children bequeathed her a room that gazes out onto the woods—Poetreehouse, where she writes.
As a facilitator in the AWA (Amherst Writers and Artists) method, she guides creative writing workshops based on the principle that we all have creative genius waiting to be discovered.