CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

 

THE WRITING CLOUD
A WRITING COURSE BY E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION

Join any time.

This writing course is suitable for any level of experience.  A comprehensive worksheet full of ideas, prompts, articles and suggested writing tasks around a particular theme is sent out on the 15th of every month.  The worksheet covers all genres (poetry, short fiction and memoir writing).

A six-month subscription is £75 and a year’s subscription is £140.  This includes feedback on two short pieces or one longer piece of work generated by the Writing Cloud theme each month.

Click here to download a sample Writing Cloud Worksheet — Reflections of You

Sue’s monthly offering provides a rich abundance of material with specific themes.   The themes were eclectic and different from the subject matter I typically write about which helped me discover new material.   I found her offerings to to be very generative.   Several of the poems I wrote from her prompts have been published.   Additionally, her personal insight each month lent itself to a more fine-tuned poem.
Jennifer, San Francisco

I have found that the Writing Cloud suits me well.   It ensures that I always have a writing project on the go, and the monthly cycle really works for me.   I find Sue’s feedback helpful, always constructive and offering a way forward.   The brief is never constraining, but rather sparks inspiration to take my work in directions that it might not otherwise go.   The experience has given me the confidence to send my work for publication, and my first piece is being published soon.
Hilary, West Norfolk

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

“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)

 

 

ZOOM POETRY WORKSHOP — WRITING THE BODY

Thursday 12th August   10.00-12.30
Fee £20

What stories do our bodies tell?   What injuries, experiences, abilities and achievements?   In this workshop we will discover innovative ways of expressing the fascinating world of the human body.

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

 

 


PLAY ON!   MUSIC PROMPTS COURSE

1st-10th September
Fee £45   (includes feedback on two poems generated by the prompts)

Every day for ten days you will receive an e-mail with a link to a piece of music (a wide variety of genres will be explored) and articles and poems which relate to the piece, as well as exercises/prompts which will explore how this piece can be used to inspire poetry.   Once the course is over feedback will be offered on two of the pieces of work produced and there’ll be a group zoom session to share and discuss work in progress.

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

 

 

VILLAGE VOICES

EAST RUNTON (nr Cromer)

Saturday 4th September 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.

 


BEACH HUT WRITING DAY

Cromer Promenade
Wednesday 15th September   10am-6pm
Fee £65 (6 places only)

This workshop will take place in the beach huts next to the Reef Stop Cafe on Cromer Promenade.   Six participants will have the use of two spacious beach huts.   I will have a third beach hut as HQ where we will gather to receive writing exercises and share work.   If the weather is inclement then my hut can also be used for shelter.   If the weather is impossible then we will stay as long as we can in order to imbibe this unique opportunity and then adjourn to my living room in East Runton (1 mile away).   During the day there will be writing exercises (prose, poetry and memoir) which will help you to creatively explore the surroundings.   The Reef Stop Cafe serves lunches, drinks and ice creams and we are not far from Cromer Pier and other food outlets on the promenade.   There are toilets next to the beach huts.   If you would like to stay in the huts beyond 6pm then you would be welcome to do so.   A unique day out!

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

 

 


MEMOIR WRITING DAY VIA ZOOM

Saturday 9th October   10am-4pm
Fee £50

This workshop will explore a variety of innovative memoirs which use hybrid forms of expression, mixing poetry, prose, fiction and reality in order to engage readers in a genre which, thanks to its ability to reinvent itself, is gaining popularity.   We will use these texts as inspiration for exercises to enable you to produce your own inventive and layered pieces of memoir.

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

 

 

“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 in King’s Lynn, 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

“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