CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

 

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

Here is what Sue’s students say about her classes:

“During her writing courses, Sue always stimulates our creativity by many means, including visiting places of local interest. Last autumn we visited All Saints’ Church and it was while shuffling through the leaves and looking at the old gravestones, that the idea of “Waiting” started to take shape. Sue encouraged me to send it to Writers’ Forum, I took the leap into the unknown, and to my delight, they published it.”
Rose, Snettisham

“I love coming to Sue’s creative writing class. It’s very relaxed and friendly and after the first week I didn’t mind reading what I’d written to others in the group. We’ve covered prose and different forms of poetry, and as an extra we’ve even done bookmaking with a guest tutor which I really enjoyed!”
Tessa, King’s Lynn

“There is much sharing, comfortable sharing… There is respect for each other’s work and a distinct feeling of camaraderie.”
Pamela, Rutland

“Sue Burge is a wonderfully warm, highly experienced tutor of all kinds of creative writing… What was so thrilling and rewarding was watching people – some self-avowed non-writers or poets – lose their fear and trepidation and write some amazing pieces.”
Gaynor Clements, Director, Cambridge Writing Retreat www.cambridgewritingretreat.com

“I‘ve found it fascinating how class discussion and exercises generate both interesting work and other unrelated ideas to pursue individually; how some ideas arrive nearly fully-formed while others need the individual support and feedback from Sue and the rest of the group to bring to a satisfactory conclusion.”
Phil, Blackborough End, Norfolk

“Creative writing is something I’ve thought about doing for a long time and I really enjoy Sue’s sessions, so it was wonderful to find such a friendly, supportive writing group locally. Sue’s experience and knowledge shines through in the feedback she gives and has given me the confidence to write things I would never have imagined myself capable of.”
Ghyslaine, King’s Lynn

“Sue Burge is a wonderfully warm, highly experienced tutor of all kinds of creative writing… What was so thrilling and rewarding was watching people — some self-avowed non-writers or poets — lose their fear and trepidation and write some amazing pieces.”
Gaynor Clements, Director, Cambridge Writing Retreat www.cambridgewritingretreat.com

“To date, I’ve attended a number of Sue’s creative writing day workshops and courses.   Sue provides excellent prompts and exercises and the writing process is far from over once the course ends, as Sue always provides homework and feedback on drafts via email.   Sue is fully conversant with the latest teaching methods and trends in the publishing industry.   As such, she can provide students with bespoke advice on their writing goals.”
Elisabeth Sennitt Clough
Author of “Glass” — Paper Swans Press (2016) and “Sightings” — Pindrop Press (2016)

“Sue is a wonderful tutor and poetry mentor.   Her style is informal and engaging, and you really feel she is committed to you and your work.   Sue’s face-to-face events are lively and varied with supportive and precise feedback, and the online courses have great resources and guidance.   I can’t recommend her more highly.   I recently took the two top places in the Guernsey Literary Festival Poetry Prize, the 2nd prize was with with a poem written on one of her film and writing courses”
Jane Wilkinson

 

 


PICTURE PROMPTS COURSE
10 days — 10 works of art — 10 prompts

1st — 10th March
Fee £40 includes feedback on two poems/pieces of flash fiction generated on the course

Every day for ten days you will receive an e-mail with a link to a work of art and some exercises/prompts which will explore how this artwork can be used to inspire poems/pieces of flash fiction.   Once the course is over feedback will be offered on two of the pieces of work produced.

Contact Sue for more details and how to book and pay.

 


 

           

SIX-WEEK POETRY COURSE VIA ZOOM

10am-12pm Tuesday Mornings
6thApril — 11thMay
Fee £75 includes feedback on one poem from each session
(limited to 12 participants)

This course is suitable for all levels.   Innovative and inspiring exercises on a variety of themes will get you writing out of your comfort zone.   Be ready to try new ideas and to sharpen and polish your poetic technique.   Enjoyable, informal — come along and spread your poetic wings!

Contact Sue for more details and how to book and pay.

 

 

VILLAGE VOICES      

EAST RUNTON (nr Cromer)

Saturday 26th June 2021
10.30am-4.30pm
Fee: £40 (includes tea, coffee, biscuits and a light lunch)
Limited to 8 participants only.


Venue — East Runton
precise details on application

In this workshop we will explore the idea of bringing a village to life through script, flash fiction and poetry.   The village of East Runton will be our template as we create characters, settings and a mixture of real and invented history.   Dylan Thomas (Under Milk Wood), Laurie Lee (Cider with Rosie) and other writers will help to inform our writing as we create fresh, innovative work via a series of stimulating and original exercises.

Contact Sue for more details and how to book and pay.

 


 

The Writing Cloud

For information on Sue’s writing course by e-mail subscription click here.