Susan Flemming is a playwright and freelance writer known for her plays inspired by events in Canadian history. Along with Kathi Langston, she is a co-recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the Ottawa Fringe Festival for a play she wrote in 2003. Projects and commissions have included writing for the Ontario Genealogical Society, the Annual Beechwood Cemetery Historical Walking Tour, Heritage Day for the City of Ottawa, Department of National Defence (Royal Engineers) and the National Capital Commission. Works in progress include writing a chapter for a book on the history of Cumberland Township to be published later this year. She is a founding member of Vintage Stock Theatre and has produced and directed a number of their shows. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of Arts Ottawa East and is a sitting member of the Arts Ottawa East Advocacy Committee. She is a graduate of Brock University and has taken courses at Carleton University and at the University of Manitoba.
Since moving to Cumberland in 1981, she has been involved in many things including being a waitress, cattle droving at a livestock exchange, and along with her partner raising and showing Simmental cattle. She spent ten years as Editor of the Cumberland Communiqué a monthly newspaper published by the former City of Cumberland. She is also a past-president of the Cumberland Township Agricultural Society an organization which puts on the Navan Fair each year.
Still it is and always has been writing which fuels her spirit and she looks forward to working with students in the Page to Stage class at OYP. Ad astra per aspera.
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