CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

What to Expect

All Sue’s writing courses are friendly and informal and create a supportive atmosphere for you to develop your writing.   During the sessions you will work on a number of exercises which have the aim of inspiring your writing, improving your technical expertise and generating ideas.   You will work in pairs, small groups and the whole group to share ideas and get some peer feedback on the exercises.   You can send Sue any short pieces of writing which you have developed from these exercises for expert feedback.   It is very difficult to inspire yourself to write and these courses help with motivation and discipline away from the class as they will give you ideas to take home and use in your own time.   The writing courses which run over four or six weeks will give you regular weekly homework but it is entirely up to you how much time you dedicate to producing homework.

The classes are aimed at all levels.   There are a finite number of techniques, but an infinite number of exercises which will help you improve these techniques.   If you do more than one class you will not find them repetitive as Sue will always find new ways to inspire you!   Most classes include poetry as, even if you are not a poetry writer, the techniques are invaluable to sharpen up your prose writing.   Conversely, if you only write poetry, you will still find ideas in the prose writing exercises which will help to freshen up your poetry.

We learn best by doing  —  so come along and give one of these classes a try!

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If you have a large project you are working on and would appreciate specific feedback and input, Sue offers one to one mentoring.

 

Teddy bears brought in by Sue's Tuesday afternoon group, provide inspiration for poetry, fiction and memoir.
Teddy bears brought in by Sue’s Tuesday afternoon group, provide inspiration for poetry, fiction and memoir.

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To book, please contact Sue to see if there are spaces available.   Places are not confirmed until the full fee has been received.   Fees are non-refundable but may be deferred to another course in exceptional circumstances.

 

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POP-UP POETRY WORKSHOP   sunflowers

NARBOROUGH

Wednesday, 28th September 11-1pm — Fee £12

Narborough HallNarborough Hall, Narborough, Norfolk PE32 1TE

Create fresh and original poetry in response to the wonderful gardens at Narborough Hall.   Eight places only on this intensive workshop.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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CREATIVE WRITING COURSE   eight

KING’S LYNN

Eight Tuesday mornings (excluding 18th October and 1st November)
Starting Tuesday 4th October 10.30-12.30pm — Fee £68

Venue on application

Suitable for all levels — poetry, fiction and memoir.   Regular homework and regular feedback.   Inspiring exercises to stimulate your creativity.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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CREATIVE WRITING COURSE   eight

KING’S LYNN

Eight Tuesday afternoons (excluding 18th October and 1st November)
Starting Tuesday 4th October 2-4pm — Fee £68

fmhFriends’ Meeting House, Bridge St, King’s Lynn PE30 5AB

Suitable for all levels — poetry, fiction and memoir.   Regular homework and regular feedback.   Inspiring exercises to stimulate your creativity.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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PolarPOP-UP POETRY
AND FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

CAMBRIDGE

Thursday 27th October 10-12.30pm — Fee £15

Scott Polar MuseumScott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER

Explore the wonderful collection of objects, documents and maps at the Scott Polar Research Institute.   There will be a tailor-made worksheet to inspire short fiction and poetry and plenty of writing time in the Institute’s lecture theatre.   At 12.30, we will adjourn to a local pub for a bite to eat and final sharing of ideas.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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FEN SPEAK ON TOUR   Microphone

KING’S LYNN

Friday 25th November 7pm for a 7.30 start
Free entry — donations welcome

Thoresby CollegeThe Great Hall, Thoresby College, South Quay, King’s Lynn PE30 1HX
(please use entrance parallel to river)

Fen Speak is a very successful monthly open-mic event which takes place in Ely and Wisbech, hosted by local poets and former Fenland Poet Laureates Jonathan Totman, Elaine Ewart and Poppy Kleiser and supported by ADeC and Atelier East as part of the Fenland Poet Laureate Programme. Twice a year, Fen Speak comes on tour to King’s Lynn and it is always a well-attended event with a wealth of local talent to enjoy. Mary Livingstone, highly talented Fenland Poet Laureate, will be the featured poet at this event.
So why not take this opportunity to read your own poetry, prose or monologues in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and to develop your performance skills along the way. Each performer is given around three minutes to read their work and there are a limited number of open-mic slots, just e-mail Sue to book your slot. You are welcome to come along and listen, there is no pressure to perform.
All ages and abilities are welcome and entry is free though donations are very much appreciated to cover costs and refreshments will be on sale throughout the evening.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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CREATIVE WRITING DAY SCHOOL   Happy Christmas to all our visitors
CHRISTMAS

ELY

Monday 28thNovember 10-4pm — Fee £30 — tea, coffee and mince pies included

Babylon GalleryBabylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU

A day of writing Christmas themed poetry and short fiction.   Whether you love Christmas or are a fully paid-up member of the Bah! Humbug! brigade there will be something to inspire you!

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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