Writers Project continues with Rancourt talk

February 12, 2024

SUNY Adirondack welcomes Abenaki/Huron writer as latest speaker in series

QUEENSBURY, New York (Feb. 8, 2024) — Suzanne Rancourt will speak at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, as part of SUNY Adirondack’s Writers Project series.

Rancourt is of Abenaki/Huron descent. Her books include her latest, “Songs of Archilochus,” as well as her first book of poetry, “Billboard in the Clouds,” which received the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award, and her second, “murmurs at the gate,” which won the 2023 Poetry of Modern Conflict Award.

She is an expressive arts therapist who earned master’s degrees and certifications in psychology, creative writing, and drug and alcohol recovery. 

She participates in Writing the Land Project, part of Nature Culture’s nonprofit work in land preservation. In 2022, she was guest artist at University of Michigan’s New England Literature Program and featured writer at Sundog Poetry Center’s Vermont’s social justice event, People of the Dawnland: Voices of today and tomorrow.

She is also author of books “Old Stones.” 

Her works have appeared in such publications as Peauxdunque Review, The Massachusetts Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, New Feathers Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, The Brooklyn Review, Northern Woodlands Magazine, Nine Muses Poetry, Women Speak — Woman of Appalachia Project anthology, River Heron Review, The Gyroscope Review, Young Ravens Literary Review # 8, Tupelo Press Native Voices Anthology, Bright Hill Press 25th Anniversary Anthology, Northern New England Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Journal of Military Experience and more.  

She is a U.S. Marine Corps and Army veteran who serves as a mentor for Saratoga County Veterans’ Peer to Peer program. 

The Writers Project series continues with the following events:

  • Monday, March 25: Puerto Rican author Willie Perdomo; 12:40 p.m. via Zoom, live streamed in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, April 8: Crandall Public Library’s Teen Librarian, playwright and author Frieda Toth; 12:40 p.m. in Scoville Learning Center, Room 206
  • Monday, May 6: Creative Writing majors; 1 to 3 p.m. in Visual Arts Gallery, Dearlove Hall

Writers Project events are free and open to the public. Each is also offered via Zoom, at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5365910760?pwd=dzBVNEhNSi9rM2w5KzQ0V0ZzOWVudz09,with Meeting ID: 536 591 0760 and Passcode: 12345.