“The Year the World Stood Still” author talk with Susan Brescia


In her talk, “The Year the World Stood Still,” author and artist Susan Brescia will share her personal story of how she turned adversity into something positive during COVID-19 and what inspired her to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime event. Brescia will discuss the creative process of journaling through art while the audience observes displayed original charcoal drawings. She will share the accompanying real-life stories of love, heroism, and selflessness.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 1:30-3 p.m. and will be followed by an opportunity for audience discussion and purchase of Brescia book.

About The Author

Brescia is no stranger to journaling through art. Since she can remember, she used works of art, be it drawing, songwriting or musical composition, as a form of expression with hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

Brescia’s life experiences have sculpted her into the artist she is today. She started out pursuing a musical career before her life was derailed by a rare cancer in her late 20s. She has held several benefit concerts over the years to help raise funds for various charities. Although she spent most of her professional career as a creative director, she didn’t stop creating art, as she believes that one’s gifts are meant to be shared.