Susan  Hayden

Susan Hayden

Susan Hayden is a poet, playwright, novelist & essayist who explores identity, belonging, the search for home and life after loss. A fixture in the Los Angeles literary community for over thirty years, Hayden’s short plays have been produced at The Met Theatre, EST-LA, South Coast Rep's Nexus Project, Mark Taper Forum's Other Voices, Padua Playwrights Festival, Lost Studio and in Café Plays at the Ruskin. Her novel, “Cat Stevens Saved My Life,” was a Finalist in the Inaugural Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She has been published in two anthologies: “Los Angeles in the 1970s” and “I Might Be The Person You Are Talking To". Hayden is Creator/Producer of Library Girl, a monthly words and music series in its 9th year at Ruskin Group Theatre. In 2015, she was presented with the Bruria Finkel/Artist In The Community Award by the Santa Monica Arts Foundation for her “significant contributions to the energetic discourse within Santa Monica’s arts community.”