Susi Briggs was born in Dumfries, South West Scotland in 1978 just 13 minutes after her twin brother Stewart. She grew up surrounded by a family who were natural storytellers. They inspired the melody and the love of story that she carries and shares today.
Susi has long been an advocate for Scots language literacy and has dedicated most of her career to encouraging children to enjoy reading, writing and performing in Scots.
Her original published children’s stories and books that she has contributed to have all been shortlisted for Scots Language Awards. Susi’s work can be found in many online educational resources including Stories in Scots for BBC Scotland, Dinnae Mak me Laugh for Scots in Schools and Scots Warks for the Scots Language Centre.
Susi is one of the four Trystin Thorns alongside Victoria McNulty, Morag Anderson and Janette Ayachi. The Trystin Thorns were first commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library to create new works based on their reaction to Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns.
Susi is a seasoned performer of poetry, story and song. She co-hosts, writes and performs with Alan McClure on the Oor Wee Podcast show, which was shortlisted for a Scots Language Award.
Susi Briggs is registered with The Scottish Book Trust and the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.