Artistic Name:
Susan O'Halloran
Susan O'Halloran
susan (at)
Phone number:
POB 7036 Evanston, IL 60201
U.S. Citizen - Irish American
Evanston, IL USA 60201
  • Journeys of the Heart
  • Storybook Marriage
  • Chicago Stories
  • Mothers and Other Wild Women
  • Moments of Grace and Other Stories of Hope
  • Dividing Lines: The Education of a Chicago White Girl in 10 Rounds
  • Pot of Gold: Growing Up Irish American (with singer, Megon McDonough)
  • More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans " Christian, Jewish and Muslim
  • Tribes & Bridges - White, Black and Brown
C.V. / Resume:

Susan O'Halloran is one of America's top Diversity Speakers and Storytellers. Susan is author of four books and several diversity curriculums plus a producer of multi-cultural shows and films including Black, White and Brown: Tribes & Bridges at the Steppenwolf Theatre and More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans " Catholic, Jewish and Muslim.

Susan grew up in a working class neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago during the 1950s and 60s on the white side of Chicago's color line. In high school, she became part of an interracial youth group and studied with adults who worked with Dr. King. She has been building bridges between cultures ever since.

The Chicago Reader says O'Halloran "has mastered the Irish art of telling stories that are funny and heart-wrenching at the same time." Sue's best endorsements come from her audiences: "In an entertaining way, Sue opened our minds to a much broader view of why society excludes or includes different groups and what we can do to create a more welcoming world!" Susan was a National Storytelling Network keynote speaker in 2003 and has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival several times.

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:

Storybook Marriage " Sexton Publishing 1995

The Woman Who Lost Her Heart " Innisfree Press 1992

The Woman Who Found Her Voice - Innisfree Press 1997

Kaleidoscope Curriculum: Valuing Diversity and Creating Inclusion " Angels Studio 2005

Story Power for Nonprofits: How To Raise More Funds, Attract More Volunteers, Win Community Goodwill, Appeal to Future Leaders and Have the Press Begging to Cover You - ebook O'Halloran Diversity Productions 2011


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