Susan “the Sketcher” MacLeod Sketches Dartmouth Death Café

On August 11, 2022 (pictured above), and December 8, 2022 (pictured below) the Library's volunteer sketch artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended a monthly meet-up of the Dartmouth Death Café at Cole Harbour Public Library.

This group provides a welcoming and open space to discuss death, and the end of life, hosted by The Dartmouth Death Café. Attendees are welcome to sit and listen to accounts of ‘end of life’ celebrations, and personal stories of loss; and share their own experiences if comfortable. 

When Susan attended in August, the group was joined by a speaker from Arbor Memorial, who spoke about grief and death, and shared details on funeral home proceedings. In December, the group learned about Green Burials.

Click to zoom in on Susan's sketch stories, above, and learn more about her below.

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.


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