Speaking and Presenting


I’m an experienced speaker and facilitator, having presented talks, classes, and workshops for a wide variety of organizations on diverse elements of writing and publishing, including:

The Attic Institute
(One of Bustle’s “13 Amazing Non-Profit Writing Centers“)

Willamette Writers Conference

Compose Conference
Clackamas Community College

Norwescon (Fantasy and Science Fiction)

Write in the Harbor
Tacoma Community College

Write to Publish
Portland State University

Indigo Editing & Publications

Interlochen Center for the Arts (youth)

Oregon Writing Festival (Youth)
Portland State University

Walters Community Arts Center (Youth)


An excerpt from my interview with actor Sean Penn on his debut novel for Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (4.6.18).

An excerpt from the launch for my debut novel, Hot Season, at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon (1.15.17).


Interested in booking me for an event or conference? Feel free to drop a line to susan [at] susandefreitas [dot] com.