Suzi Banks Baum

SBB Armenia journal
Coptic Stitch Journal built in New Illuminations 2016 workshop in Gyumri by Suzi Banks Baum

Suzi Banks Baum is a writer, artist, actress, teacher, community organizer, and mom. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and lives with her family in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Suzi uses the written word, hand bound books, and photographs to say what she means. Her first published book, An Anthology of Babes, celebrates the writing of women artists. Deeply curious about the thresholds we cross in to creative practice, she writes personal narrative with an ear for transformation though engagement with the ordinary. She has an ongoing artist residency in Gyumri, Armenia, where she leads an art and writing workshop called New Illuminations, while also interviewing women artists there about their daily lives. She inspires hundreds of women every year to live from the space of creative spirit and to value their contributions to the world and one another through her Powder Keg writing workshops and Sacred Refuge sessions steeped in book arts, ritual, and writing. Suzi’s writing can be found on Easy Street, The Mid, Literary Mama, Mother Writer Mentor, Rebelle Society, Mothers Always Write and her blog.

You can learn more about her work here.

You can learn more about New Illuminations here.

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