Sue taught English, literature, cultural studies, film and creative writing for over twenty years at the University of East Anglia. Since 2007 she has been a freelance tutor specialising in Film Studies and Creative Writing. A fully qualified teacher, Sue has experience teaching a wide range of groups both in the UK and abroad. She was an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University for many years and now runs her own writing courses in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
She is the Education Officer for the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club and also teaches sessions for Picturehouse Cinema in Cambridge (for Cambridge Film Consortium) and Cinema City in Norwich (for cinemaplus@cinemacity). For many years she ran intensive short courses on film for the University of Zurich and the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterhur, Switzerland.
Sue is also a poet and has had both poetry and short stories published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. She has recently put together a first collection Moments of Sleeping and Waking and a pamphlet In the Kingdom of Shadows.
Thanks to the generosity of the Arts Council, from whom Sue has received a grant, she will be working on a collection of poetry over the next year entitled Lumière. This new work will explore Sue’s personal relationship with Paris, as well as its cinematic and literary legacy. You can find out more on Sue’s blog The Peripatetic Poet – cinema, poetry, café culture.
Sue also regularly writes reviews for the Eastern Daily Press on events during the King’s Lynn Festival.
Sue is a Professional Member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and has been a presenter at their annual conferences and is on the editorial board of NAWE’s Writing in Education magazine.
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