Suzi Banks Baum is a writer, artist, teacher, and community organizer. She is editor and publisher of An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice. She writes widely online about motherhood and creative practices, on her blog, SuziBanksBaum.com and as guest writer, most recently at Rebelle Society and Literary Mama. In 2016, she was an invited writer-in-residence at the Pentaculum gathering at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She teaches writing for the International Women’s Writing Guild and across the US. For the past three years, she has facilitated Women’s Voices, Women’s’ Visions: Creativity, Leadership and Social Change, a conference a women artist activists with Jan Phillips at Skidmore College.
Suzi lives in Great Barrington, a community in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and produces Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. This project includes an online gallery of over 75 voices writing from inside women’s experience.
She maintains a writing group at the Ramsdell Public Library in Housatonic, MA, which once a year performs new writing as part of the BFWW. She also teaches the book arts and writing practices in the Berkshires in her home studio. Suzi has taught the book arts to a small group of international artists in Germany, Italy and Vermont, called the Darling Hill International Artist Club. Her hand bound journals have been exhibited in several locations, including the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in Escanaba, Michigan, The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY and No. Six Depot, in West Stockbridge, MA.
You can learn more about her work here.