Meet the Writer – Susan Evans

Creative Future is pleased to present a talk by award-winning performance artist, writer and facilitator, Susan Evans, on her life and work, as part of Hastings Storytelling Festival.Susan Evans - free talk Hastings Storytelling Festival

4-time Saboteur Award nominated artist, Susan Evans, comes from a working-class background; born and raised on an East London Council Estate. Living on the margins, from a socio-economically disadvantaged position, led to a full-time, twenty year career in facilitating marginalised groups; her work winning several awards for innovation.

A break through (aka a breakdown) in 2013, led to a return to The Stage, for which she originally trained. Popular opinion from members of the literary elite, suggesting performance poetry is mostly ‘style over substance’ inspired Susan to join them, by successfully submitting her work for publication. She is widely anthologised in print and online ~ becoming a ‘stage and page’ poet, widened her audience and gained her new followers, from all social backgrounds.

Susan is a regular headline artist across the UK’s performance poetry and alternative cabaret scenes, from the Royal Festival Hall to the festival tent. Spreading her wings, she recently made her New York debut, appearing at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.

Susan mostly writes about her relationships with people, places and politics ~ several of her poems have been longlisted and shortlisted, featuring in various, award-winning, independent publications.

Susan Evans now lives and writes in Brighton. Her highly anticipated, debut poetry collection: ‘Shift Happens’ is coming soon!

Susan’s talk will be punctuated by performance and followed by a Q & A session.

Photo credit: Fran Smith

Jade Cuttle (Write Out Loud)

“Show stopper”
Colin Grant (Speaky Spokey)

You can find her here:

This event is BSL interpreted.

For full information on Hastings Storytelling Festival click here

For our ‘Meet the Writer’ event on the 28 September, with Lisa Blower in Horsham, click here to book


18 Hours has produced Hastings Storytelling Festival since 2012. The festival celebrates the art of storytelling through spoken word, dance, puppetry, parades, theatre, talks and digital media. Diverse and contemporary storytellers are programmed.

Festival Patron, Sir Quentin Blake, plays an active role in shaping and directing the festival.

Hastings Storytelling Festival is supported by the Arts Council England.


08/10/2019 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Hastings Contemporary,
Rock-A-Nore Road,
TN34 3DW
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