Expressive Arts: Therapy, Consulting, Education
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Please send any inquiries about the following programs/events to kataahdin@gmail.com

Photography Exhibit OPENING Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Ms. Rancourt will also be performing her original music.  115 South Ferry St., Schenectady, NY  (more info to come.)

AWA Writing Workshop Series Continues:  Two Sunday workshops of 2.5 hours of AWA method writing! March 26, and April 2, 2017 1.3:30 pm. For more info and to register: http://www.createcommunitystudios.org/calendar/2017/2/16/amherst-writers-artists-writing-workshop

AWA Writing Workshop Series:  Sunday, Feb 12 - Mar 5, 2017 1- 3 pm Click  HERE for printable flyer.

December 16, 2016 Univ. of Maine, Hutchinson Center Veterans' Art Show.  80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 Contact: (207)338-8000  Ms. Rancourt will be a guest reader at the opening reception. FREE to the public.  Exhibit concludes March 10, 2017. 

November 12, 2016 Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills First Annual Veterans and Communities Day, Treadwell, NY FREE and open to the public.  Writing workshops and readings. 11:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Click HERE for featured writers and event specifics. 

October 21, 22, 23, 2016 Songwriting With Soldiers
The Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville, NY.

October 7, 2016 Artist Salon at Moon & River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm 

Sept. 10, 2016  Artist Salon at Moon & River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm 
Click HERE for printable flyer.

May 14 - 17, 2015 MEA's second symposium at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. We hope that our second national event can help even more veterans, create an even larger community, and provide access to an ever growing range of creative opportunities. Ms. Rancourt will be one of the workshop leaders.  http://militaryexperience.org/mea-2-may-14-17-2015/

May 2, 3, 2015. Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Conference Willits-Hallowell Conference Center on the Mt. Holyoke College Campus in South Hadley, MA.  Ms. Rancourt is co-presenting / facilitating a workshop addressing veterans and expressive writing. 

April 26, 2015.  Writing Through the Crazy Times:  four hours, two sessions, one day of writing facilitated by Suzanne Rancourt. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. All are welcome to this co-ed writing and Yoga Nidra experience. Using the AWA and Expressive Arts methods, participants discover writing strategies, techniques, and change via the creative experience. Some supplies provided.  Writing workshop is FREE and funded in part by Poets & Writers, and NY State Council on the Arts. 
For more info, email or call.

April 19, 2015. 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm,   Writing Workshop for Women Veterans, and Friends, Family, and supporters of.All eras of Women Veterans welcomed.  (This writing day is for women only w/ a co-ed writing workshop scheduled for the following Sunday.)  Using the Amherst Writers & Artists writing method, enriched with Suzanne Rancourt's experience, a safe space and user friendly writing experience is provided. Suzanne's workshops are NOT psychotherapy : )  This workshop is FREE and funded in part by Poets & Writers, and NY State Council on the Arts. For more info, email or call.

October 26, 2014. Plattsburgh, NY. Ms. Rancourt will be facilitating AWA style writing workshops (1:30 - 6 pm.)  This workshop is FREE to the public. Registration info to follow. 

October 25, 2014. Plattsburgh, NY, Artist's Salon with Ms. Rancourt a.k.a. Suzy Blue Flame 
​will be read, and perform original work (6 - 7 pm.)   

October 11, 12, 13, 2014.  Drum Making intensive: Traditional Ways for Contemporary Living. Lead by Ms. Rancourt. Pre-registration is required.  Location: At Ms. Rancourt's mountain retreat.

September 13, 2014. Camp Little Notch, Ft. Ann, NY. Ms. Rancourt is leading an AWA style, Day Long Expressive Writing Retreat.  Open to all genres. 

July 19 , 2014  Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Northwoods Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Walk.  Meet at Wilson Chapel.  10 - 11:30 am.  Free and open to the public.

June 6, 7, 8, 2014. Camp Little Notch Women's Retreat.  Ms. Rancourt will be facilitating a writing group and expressive body movement. 

May 10, 2014. Saturday, 1 - 4/5pm Bangor MAINE. 
http://www.veteransartsandcrafts.com/  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Ms. Rancourt takes to the floor performing as singer/songwriter, an evening of poetry, song, and recollections.  Arthur's Mkt., Schenectady, NY 7 - 9 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Drumming for Joy, 35 N. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY. Arthur's Mkt., 7 - 9 pm
​Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Creative Arts Therapies Conference 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Academy of the Holy Names, 1075 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York.  
1. The Neuroscience of Feeling Good - How and Why Creative Arts Therapies Work 
Who we are as human beings often defines us as practitioners; who we are as practitioners often dictates the methods we are inclined to employ. The Neuroscience of Feeling Good – How and Why Creative Arts 
Audience: All – student, entry professional, advanced professional and general 
Presenter: Suzanne Rancourt, CASAC-T, MS, MFA, CAGS, AWA, Employing strengths based models, Ms. Rancourt leads participants through the experiential world of Creative/Expressive Arts. 

Friday, April 4, 2014: Suzanne Rancourt is a guest presenter at the Georgia Women Veterans Conference in conjunction with Women Veterans Social Justice.

Sunday, April 29, 2012: Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Plant Identification. Ms. Rancourt is facilitating this all day event (rain, shine, or snow) on her 9 acres. The presentation begins with a slide presentation, Native philosophy as it pertains to plant gathering, light lunch and field work. All ages, and levels of expertise welcome. 10am - 4/5pm. Hadley, NY.  

Saturday, April 14, 2012: Navigating the Holistic Terrain - A FREE Day Retreat for Women Veterans interested in using holistic methods for wellness. Ms. Rancourt, Jean Fei, and Penelope Jewell facilitating the day of experiencing holistic methods, and discussion. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY.

Friday, April 13, 2012:Creative Arts Therapies Conference - Creating Schema for Analysis and Growth Using the Creative Arts Therapies. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Albany NY. Ms. Rancourt is presenting: The Art of Creative Arts Therapy.​