Susan “the Sketcher” MacLeod Sketches Afua Cooper, Poet Laureate

On January 24, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, ventured to Central Library to listen to a discussion with and reading by Halifax's Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper.

Scroll down to see moments from the evening, and learn more about Susan at the bottom of this post.

About Susan the Sketcher

It seems Susan MacLeod does her best listening when she’s sketching. That’s why you’ll frequently see her at any one of Halifax Public Libraries' branches, sketchbook in hand, intent on capturing in words and pictures the interesting people speaking or performing in front of her.

A proud Nova Scotian, Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College.

She’s working on a humorous graphic memoir about shepherding her mother through 9 years of life in a struggling long-term care system. “Oh, the hilarious absurdities!” she says, only a tad ruefully.

We are so fortunate to have Susan share her artistic talents and general enthusiasm with the Library as our volunteer.


Humans of Saint Vincent’s, opens a new window

Susan MacLeod Studio, opens a new window