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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2017

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FLASH FICTION AND POETRY DAY SCHOOL   house
TALES OF THE CITY

KING’S LYNN

Saturday 21stJanuary 11-5pm — Fee £30 — tea, coffee and biscuits included

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

A day exploring the multi-faceted theme of cities — characters, buildings, history and personal memories.   Throughout the day film clips, photographs and artwork will be used as prompts to stimulate fresh and original writing.

Contact Sue for more details.

 

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POETRY OPEN MIC   Microphone
THE FINAL EVENT OF THE LUMIÈRE PROJECT

CAMBRIDGE

Monday, 30th January 2017 from 7pm — Free entry
The final event of the Lumière project will be an Open Mic session in The Bar, Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrews’ Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR

  • Prizewinners of the inspired by film poetry competition will read their winning entries
  • Featured poets — readings from Maura Dooley and Heidi Williamson
  • Sue Burge will read cinematic poems from her residency in Paris
  • Open mic slots for poems on any subject
  • Book your open mic slot by email hidden; JavaScript is required or just come along and enjoy an evening of exciting contemporary poetry

 

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CREATIVE WRITING COURSE   Book

KING’S LYNN

Six Tuesday mornings 10.30-12.30 — starting 31stJanuary — Fee £52
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   Book

KING’S LYNN

Six Tuesday afternoons 2-4pm — starting 31stJanuary — Fee £52

fmhFriends’ Meeting House, Bridge Street, 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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