VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
HOYEM: Weirdest thing that has happened at a reading was with my ten-year-old daughter at Long Story Short. I usually find a sitter for her but this time I had to drag her along with me. The theme for the night was Nightmares. After seeing everyone take the stage and tell their tales, she declared she wanted to throw her name in the hat as well. When she took the stage, she killed it. Her story was hilarious and witty. Everyone in the audience thought I had coached and prepped her, it was that good. But I honestly was just as shocked as everyone. The proverbially story telling apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Suzanne Hoyem is an amateur taxidermy collector, novice Tarot card reader, and practiced social critic. She has spent the past four years writing a performing for local San Diego organizations such as So Say We All and The Narrators and co-produces a monthly, no notes, semi-improvisational story telling event at Liberty Station called Long Story Short. She has mastered the fleeting art of the clever Facebook status update, inspiring dozens on a daily basis. Suzanne currently lives in Kensington with her indigo child, Sadie Rose, Wizard boyfriend, Travis, and cat, Gloria.
Come see Suzanne read at La Bodega Gallery in San Diego on Saturday, January 20 at 7pm.