Suzanna Anderson, Contributor of The Letter Project
(BFA Creative Writing)
At the age of four, I decided I wanted to be a writer. Specifically, a novelist. Even though I couldn’t read a single word until the end of first grade. I learned when they threatened to hold me back. But I could write every letter of the alphabet. One day I stapled copy paper together on the right-hand side and decided to write random letters. Every time I “read” these letters, I would create a new story. I quickly learned that I couldn’t remember these stories.
At Bowling Green State University as a Creative Writing major undergrad, I took courses with Theresa Williams. We wrote letters instead of essays. I fell in love. I’ve written letters regularly ever since with Theresa and fellow writers.
After graduating college, I began the long dive back into art after years of nothing. I took classes and attempted to make books with materials from Hollanders. The desire to create art quickly expanded into charcoal, watercolor, bookbinding, finger painting, collage, zines, comics, and graphic novels.
I studied creative writing at Bowling Green State University. I participate in National Novel Writing Month every year. My interests also include watercolor, charcoal, and bookbinding. Currently I am the editor-in-chief of The Magnolia Review and the Review Editor at The Odd Ducks.