Artist Profile

Reno, Nevada

Suzanne Morgan Williams

Williams, Suzanne Morgan

When Suzanne Williams was a child, she wanted to be an artist, but her drawings always told stories. As an adult, she became a teacher. Williams learned to observe her students, assess their needs, and respect their individuality. Twenty-five years later, Suzanne is an author of twelve published books, fiction and nonfiction, for ages eight and up. Her novel Bull Rider won the Western Heritage Award from the National Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and was nominated for several state award lists. She loves researching and writing, as well as connecting and sharing with students, writers, teachers, and book lovers. Everyone has a story to tell. She hopes participants leave her workshops excited to write and confident that they have something important to share.

Williams has presented to large groups and led small workshops at schools and libraries in twenty plus states. She has facilitated writers' sessions for veterans, seniors, professional groups and conferences. Williams has a B.A. from University of California, Davis, and an M.Ed. from College of Notre Dame.

Reno, NV
(775) 849-9585

Language Proficiencies
Counties Served
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades K-12), college, seniors, veterans, at risk, incarcerated individuals, ESL/ELL, special needs
Schools; theaters; colleges; festivals; communities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Contact Artist
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
"Create Scene - Writing Down the Hard Stuf"f: Writing a narrative scene based on personal experience (for veterans, health care workers, teachers and adults); "Writing the West": Using images of Nevada as prompts for oral and written stories; "What I Want to Tell You - Mapping Your Life Experience": Creating a memoir.
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
"Facts in Fiction": Creating fiction through research, interviews, personal experience, and listening; "The Story Behind Bull Rider": Discussing specific research behind Suzanne’s novel Bull Rider; "Chinese Inventions": A cross curriculum introduction to Chinese culture using Suzanne’s book Made in China, Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China; "Writers’ Workshops": Various themed workshops created to fit particular grades or life stages.