Suzanne Owen lectures in the study of religion at Leeds Trinity University, where she also completed an MA in Creative Writing, gaining the programme prize. She has published academic articles and chapters on on indigenous religions and British Druidry and one monograph, The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality (Bloomsbury 2011). In fiction, she writes short stories and is working on a full-length novel. In the past, she’d worked at a radio station in California and wrote and performed in amateur theatre groups in Glasgow. Suzanne recommends World Animal Protection.
We also made cups of coffee, smoked cigarettes, ate crackers and left the stage to go to the bathroom. Eventually we invited a couple of friends on stage to hang out, play the guitar, tattoo fingers with a needle dipped in Indian ink, whatever they wanted to do.