Expressive Arts: Therapy, Consulting, Education
"Finding  Our  Way  Back  Home"

Please send any inquiries about the following programs/events to [email protected]

March 16, 2022 Wednesday, 7 pm EST, Suzanne is offering a short Plant Identification presentation sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Saratoga Springs Public Library.  

January 19, 2022, Wednesday, 7 - 8:30pm Zoom, Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Showcase.  Suzanne is one of the guest Authors reading from books published in 2020 & 2021. For more info and to register click HERE

January 9 - 15, 2022 Suzanne is guest faculty at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program - Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA. She is leading a 2 hour craft class and will be reading with other faculty. 

December 4, 2021 Saturday, 1 - 5pm Suzanne is leading a writing workshop for all skill levels and genres at 21 Weeks Rd., Queensbury, NY.  Click HERE to  download pdf flyer with details. 

December 3, 2021  Friday, 6:30 pm Zoom Suzanne is the featured reader at Mike Jurkovic's CAPS

October 3, 2021 Suzanne is one of Nature Culture's Writing the Land poets reading at this book launch Zoom event. To learn more about Nature Culture and Writing the Land projects click here or here.  Click here to register for the event.

October 2, 2021 Suzanne is leading an AWA professional development workshop: Land Acknowledgement, AWA and being human. 

Elk River Writers Workshop August 15 - 20, 2021 Pray, MT

August 23, 2021 5pm PST / 8pm EST via Zoom. Suzanne is one of three Terrain Authors.  Register HERE

July 30, 2021 7pm EST The Brooklyn Review #36 Launch Reading.  Zoom link info HERE

May 25, 2021 Tuesday, 5 - 6:30pm EST  Northern New England Review #41 Launch - Contributors reading.  RSVP  HERE to be get your Zoom link. Suzanne will be reading. 

May 12, 2021 Wednesday, 7:00 pm Zoom Suzanne is the featured reader and leading a creative works discussion River Heron Review  POC: Robbin Farr

May 6, 2021 Thursday, 8 pm EST Zoom.  VCFA Alumnx featured Reader. More info to follow! Register HERE 

May 2, 2021 Sunday, Book Release - Old Stones, New Roads -  Suzanne is the Featured reader Writers Read / Hilltowns Straw Dog Writers' Guild POC: Jane Roy Brown [email protected]

April 24, 2021 Saturday, Noon - 2pm Poetry on the Patio LIVE event!  The Schenectady Trading Company, 609 Union St., Schenectady NY.  Wear a mask and bring a chair! Suzanne is one of 8 poets
reading. For more info click HERE or HERE

April 23, 2021 Friday, 6:30 pm EST Zoom Featured reading and discussion with fellow Unsolicited Press Authors.  Register HERE!

April 13, 2021 Tuesday, 6:00 pm Book Release Zoom Reading - Old Stones, New Roads - Northshire Books Saratoga POC: Rachel Person 

February 21, 2021 Sunday, 6pm EST, [4pm Mountain Time] Suzanne S. Rancourt joins other Harpy Hybrid Review contributors issue #3 reading. An international lineup, REGISTER HERE.

January 21, 2021 Thursday 7:00 pm Calling All Poets Series 

Dec 5, 2020 Saturday,   Zoom Straw Dog Writers Guild Suzanne is leading a writing workshop:  Artist as Witness. Preregister w/ Straw Dog Writers Guild

Nov 6, 2020 Friday, Podcast interview  more info forthcoming : )

Nov 4, 2020, Wednesday, 7 pm  Caffe Lena's Suzanne is a featured reader with Jay Rogoff and Mike Jurkovic Live Stream event.    

Sept 11, 18 and 20, 2020 Evolution: Veteran Writer to Confident Artist Click here for flyer and registration information.  FREE to Veterans and family members.  Funded in part by Poets & Writers, NYSCA, and Support Our Troops / Arts4Vets, Am. Legion Zaloga Post #1520

May 3, 2020 2 pm, Suzanne Rancourt, Cheryl Savageau, and Celia Bland - Guest Readers at Voices of Poetry, Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis, MA  POC: Neil Silberblatt [email protected] COVID cancellation.

April 29, 2020 6:30 pm CANCELLED AWAITING TO BE RESCHEDULED Guest Poet - reading and discussion. Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY FREE and ACCESSIBLE to all. POC: Karen Tinney, [email protected]  518.792.6508 ext 261

April 24, 2020 6:00 pm Outliers Poetry Suzanne S. Rancourt Featured Reader joined by a diverse group of Capital Region writers hosted by Carol Durant. Opalka Gallery Sage College of Albany, NY
140 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208  This event is FREE and ACCESSIBLE to all.  More than likely this event has also be CANCELLED due to the COVID pandemic, and rightly so.  : ( 

February 8, 2020 7 pm Guest Reader at the Volume Reading Series, Hudson, NY.  For more info on location etc. explore these links:       or

February 2, 2020 2 - 4 pm. Featured Reader at the Straw Dog Writers Guild, Belding Memorial Library, 344 Main St., Ashfield, MA POC: Jane Roy Brown [email protected] 

BigCityLit Anniversary and Launch Party January 19, 2020 4:30 - 6:30 pm Ms. Rancourt is a guest reader.  The Bitter End, 147 Bleeker St., NYC $5. donation. 

November 22 - 24, 2019 Veterans Writing Program Initiative, Amherst Writers & Artists, The Carey Institute, Rensselaerville, NY

November 20, 2019 Suzanne S. Rancourt and Cheryl Savageau, Featured Readers at University of Mass., Lowell, MA 4 pm  POC: Francine Coston, [email protected] T: 978-934-5532  
University Crossing, Suite 366,220 Pawtucket Street, Suite #366, Lowell, MA 01854-3093 

November 15 - 17, 2019 Songwriting With Soldiers, The Carey Institute, Rensellaerville, NY

November 10, 2019 2 pm  Featured Reader at Bookburgh Books, Plattsburgh, NY 

November 1-3, 2019 Teaching Reiki at PRCC, Maine

October 20, 2019 Ms. Rancourt is the special guest at the Outliers Poetry Brunch, Eden Cafe, 269 Osborne Rd. #3, Loudonville, NY 12211 Free and Open to the public. Poetry reading and book sales by local writers.  Ms. Rancourt's new books will also be available.  Please register via Eden Cafe's Eventbrite link.  POC:  Carol Durant, 518.229.2770

October 17, 2019 7 pm Ms. Rancourt and Rage Hezekiah reading at Battenkill Books, Cambridge, NY 

October ?, 2019  Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT.  Tommy Orange, Suzanne Rancourt and Celia Bland - Native Voices Reading 7 - 8 pm.  [VCFA and Bear Pond Books cancelled this event.]

September 26, 2019 Ms. Rancourt is a guest reader with Irene Willis and Rage Hezekiah The Book Loft, 33 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA.

September 4, 2019 Ms. Rancourt is the featured reader at Caffe Lena's Saratoga Springs, NY 7 pm

August 25, 2019 AWA Writing workshop, Ballston Spa, NY 

August 16, 2019  Featured Reader at Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Dr., Sleepy Hollow, NY 7:30 pm POC: Bill Buschel. 

August 6, 2019 Voices of Poetry- Off the Wall, 6 pm. Tao Water Art Gallery, 1989 Main St., West Barnstable, MA 508.375.0428 more info HERE.

June 6, 2019 Ms. Rancourt is reading from her newest release, murmurs at the gatePhoenix Books Burlington, VT, 6 pm requested donation all donations go to the Vermont Food Bank.

May 31, 2019  Ms. Rancourt is the featured reader at murmurs at the gate book launch event.  Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 7 pm

May 3, 2019 Ms. Rancourt will be the Featured Reader at a Night of Poetry, Electric City Barn, Schenectady, NY 7 pm  POC. Caroline Bardwell,  [email protected] 

April 15, 2019 Featured Reader at “Words and Images of Post-Traumatic Resilience,” 6:30 pm 
Eastern Kentucky University,(New Science Building) Richmond, KY  
POC: Dr. Lisa Day 859.622.7235  more info to come.

April 13, 2019 Women of Appalachia Project, Berea College Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, 205 North Main St., Berea, KY 1 - 3 pm

April 6, 2019 Lesley University, Cambridge, MA Our Voices Day of Learning with Indigenous Authors, Educators, and Artists. 10AM-6PM. The location of the event is Lesley University: University Hall 1815 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge MA, 02140 FREE and OPEN to the public. Register HERE
Ms. Rancourt will present: The Tools We Carry Within.  

March 27, 2019  Ms. Rancourt is the featured reader at the Troy Poetry Mission, Troy, NY 7:30 pm

February 28 - March 3, 2019 IEATA, Berkeley, CA.  RISE UP: the evolution and revolution of expressive arts  Ms. Rancourt's presentation: Honoring Voice from the Din of Trauma.

Dec 2, 2018 - Patricia Lee Stotter reads Ms. Rancourt's poem, "Cleaning Drawers," at Poetry First Sundays - The Forage Space Art Gallery, 114 Main St, Narrowsburgh, NY 12764

November 27, 2018, Voices of Poetry, Sturgis Library, Barnstable, MA 6 p.m. Free admission

November 11, 2018 Veterans and Community Day, 12 noon - 5 p.m.  Bright Hill Press and Literary Center.  Ms. Rancourt is presenting an Artist Salon.  Free Admission. 

November 9, 2018  Warrior Songs vol. 2 cd release, Madison, WI. 

November 3 - 23, 2018 Veteran Art Exhibit, Artspace Patchogue, 20 Terry St., Patchogue, NY 11772
POC: Dave Rogers 631-838-8944

October 6, 2018 Women of Appalachia Project, Morgantown, WV 

August 10 - 12, 2018 Songwriting With Soldiers, The Carey Institute,  Rensellaerville, NY

May 2, 2018, Wednesday, Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program HOOT Series poetry reading.  7 p.m.
Ms. Rancourt will read from Billboard in the Clouds, and her forthcoming book, murmurs at the gate.
Books will be for purchase and signing.

April 29, 2018 Sunday:  16th Annual Hadley Maple in April Festival, 1 p.m. singing original music, North performance tent.

March  26 - 28, 2018 Veterans in Society Conference, Roanoke, Virginia 

November 17, 2017 Working with Veterans and Active-Duty Military through the Arts, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Ms. Rancourt teams up with Keganin No Senshi to present “Kinesthetic Roots, Kinesthetic Treatment: Aikido for Veterans”
Ms. Rancourt's workshop abstract.  Registration and directions link.

Novemeber 11, 2017 Veterans and Communities Day, Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, Treadwell, NY  Noon - 5 p.m. FREE Click HERE for authors, presenters, schedule

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Bi-annual conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 5, 6, 7, 8,  2017. Suzanne is hosting an Artist Salon, and two workshops: Multi Modal Post Traumatic Growth: Making the Tree Whole Again,  and Aikido: A Holistic Approach to Trauma Recovery.

Songwriting with Soldiers, The Carey Institute, Rensellaerville, NY September 14- 17, 2017
Expressive Writing.

Moral Injury and Collective HealingAn Advanced Training Seminar, Princeton, NJ September 10, 11, 12, 13, 2017 

Online Writing Group for AWA-trained Leaders:  August 5, 2017, 1 - 4 pm EST.  To register and for more info click HERE

Photography Exhibit OPENING Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Ms. Rancourt will also be performing her original music.  115 South Ferry St., Schenectady, NY  (more info to come.)

AWA Writing Workshop Series Continues:  Two Sunday workshops of 2.5 hours of AWA method writing! March 26, and April 2, 2017 1.3:30 pm. For more info and to register:

AWA Writing Workshop Series:  Sunday, Feb 12 - Mar 5, 2017 1- 3 pm Click  HERE for printable flyer.

December 16, 2016 Univ. of Maine, Hutchinson Center Veterans' Art Show.  80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 Contact: (207)338-8000  Ms. Rancourt will be a guest reader at the opening reception. FREE to the public.  Exhibit concludes March 10, 2017. 

November 12, 2016 Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills First Annual Veterans and Communities Day, Treadwell, NY FREE and open to the public.  Writing workshops and readings. 11:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Click HERE for featured writers and event specifics. 

October 21, 22, 23, 2016 Songwriting With Soldiers
The Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville, NY.

October 7, 2016 Artist Salon at Moon & River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm 

Sept. 10, 2016  Artist Salon at Moon & River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm 
Click HERE for printable flyer.

May 14 - 17, 2015 MEA's second symposium at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. We hope that our second national event can help even more veterans, create an even larger community, and provide access to an ever growing range of creative opportunities. Ms. Rancourt will be one of the workshop leaders.

May 2, 3, 2015. Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Conference Willits-Hallowell Conference Center on the Mt. Holyoke College Campus in South Hadley, MA.  Ms. Rancourt is co-presenting / facilitating a workshop addressing veterans and expressive writing. 

April 26, 2015.  Writing Through the Crazy Times:  four hours, two sessions, one day of writing facilitated by Suzanne Rancourt. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. All are welcome to this co-ed writing and Yoga Nidra experience. Using the AWA and Expressive Arts methods, participants discover writing strategies, techniques, and change via the creative experience. Some supplies provided.  Writing workshop is FREE and funded in part by Poets & Writers, and NY State Council on the Arts. 
For more info, email or call.

April 19, 2015. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm,   Writing Workshop for Women Veterans, and Friends, Family, and supporters of. All eras of Women Veterans welcomed.  (This writing day is for women only w/ a co-ed writing workshop scheduled for the following Sunday.)  Using the Amherst Writers & Artists writing method, enriched with Suzanne Rancourt's experience, a safe space and user friendly writing experience is provided. Suzanne's workshops are NOT psychotherapy : )  This workshop is FREE and funded in part by Poets & Writers, and NY State Council on the Arts. For more info, email or call.

October 26, 2014. Plattsburgh, NY. Ms. Rancourt will be facilitating AWA style writing workshops (1:30 - 6 pm.)  This workshop is FREE to the public. Registration info to follow. 

October 25, 2014. Plattsburgh, NY, Artist's Salon with Ms. Rancourt a.k.a. Suzy Blue Flame 
​will be read, and perform original work (6 - 7 pm.)   

October 11, 12, 13, 2014.  Drum Making intensive: Traditional Ways for Contemporary Living. Lead by Ms. Rancourt. Pre-registration is required.  Location: At Ms. Rancourt's mountain retreat.

September 13, 2014. Camp Little Notch, Ft. Ann, NY. Ms. Rancourt is leading an AWA style, Day Long Expressive Writing Retreat.  Open to all genres. 

July 19 , 2014  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Northwoods Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Walk.  Meet at Wilson Chapel.  10 - 11:30 am.  Free and open to the public.

June 6, 7, 8, 2014. Camp Little Notch Women's Retreat.  Ms. Rancourt will be facilitating a writing group and expressive body movement. 

May 10, 2014. Saturday, 1 - 4/5pm Bangor MAINE.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Ms. Rancourt takes to the floor performing as singer/songwriter, an evening of poetry, song, and recollections.  Arthur's Mkt., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Drumming for Joy, 35 N. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY. Arthur's Mkt., 7 - 9 pm

Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Creative Arts Therapies Conference 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Academy of the Holy Names, 1075 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York.  
1. The Neuroscience of Feeling Good - How and Why Creative Arts Therapies Work 
Who we are as human beings often defines us as practitioners; who we are as practitioners often dictates the methods we are inclined to employ. The Neuroscience of Feeling Good – How and Why Creative Arts 
Audience: All – student, entry professional, advanced professional and general 
Presenter: Suzanne Rancourt, CASAC-T, MS, MFA, CAGS, AWA, Employing strengths based models, Ms. Rancourt leads participants through the experiential world of Creative/Expressive Arts. 

Friday, April 4, 2014: Suzanne Rancourt is a guest presenter at the Georgia Women Veterans Conference in conjunction with Women Veterans Social Justice.

Sunday, April 29, 2012: Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Plant Identification. Ms. Rancourt is facilitating this all day event (rain, shine, or snow) on her 9 acres. The presentation begins with a slide presentation, Native philosophy as it pertains to plant gathering, light lunch and field work. All ages, and levels of expertise welcome. 10am - 4/5pm. Hadley, NY.  

Saturday, April 14, 2012: Navigating the Holistic Terrain - A FREE Day Retreat for Women Veterans interested in using holistic methods for wellness. Ms. Rancourt, Jean Fei, and Penelope Jewell facilitating the day of experiencing holistic methods, and discussion. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY.

Friday, April 13, 2012:Creative Arts Therapies Conference - Creating Schema for Analysis and Growth Using the Creative Arts Therapies. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Albany NY. Ms. Rancourt is presenting: The Art of Creative Arts Therapy.​