ONLINE COURSES

Sue runs a popular writing course by e-mail
 
The Writing Cloud

 

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CREATIVE JOURNALING: NATURE/ECO WRITING

4th August 2020 — 27th July 2021
Fee £65

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming… Pablo Neruda

All you need is a notebook, a pen and access to e-mails.   Every Tuesday for a year you will receive a prompt in your box which will encourage you to explore nature in original and innovative ways.   There will be links to nature writers and nature poets to launch your ideas some weeks, other weeks there will be the option of getting out and about.   It doesn’t matter where you live — urban nature/eco writing is also important and all the prompts can be done from a garden or a window or in your imagination.   Some of the prompts will explore the climate crisis and rare/extinct species, others will be a celebration of the familiar things around us.   Some of your journal entries may lead to the creation of longer, more polished pieces of creative non-fiction, flash fiction or poetry.

Please note there is no feedback on your journal entries although you may want to use my mentoring service for any longer pieces which arise.   The course starts and finishes during the annual Butterfly Big Count, which feels auspicious!

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

 

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CREATIVE WRITING COURSE VIA ZOOM
Six Thursday Mornings

8th, 15th, 29th October and 12th, 19th,26th November   10.30 – 12.30
Fee £75

Suitable for all levels, this course will include memoir, poetry and short fiction.   There will be interesting and innovative exercises to generate new writing and to explore different writing techniques.   Participants will be encouraged to try all genres in order to develop a wide range of skills but there is flexibility for those who wish to focus on one genre.   Feedback will be offered each week on one piece generated by the course materials.

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

 

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DICKENS ON FILM — A CELEBRATION

Wednesday 25th November 2020   7-9pm via Zoom
Fee £5 (£7.50 per household if you are viewing together)

Quirky characters, memorable lines, sinister cityscapes, romance, horror, the supernatural, mystery, melodrama and Christmas!   This session explores the life, work, social conscience and obsessions of one of our greatest writers whose work was adapted for the screen as far back as 1901.   Jackie Coogan as Oliver?   Lon Chaney as Fagin?   Come and see all your favourite characters in surprising guises, muppets included!

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

 

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ZOOM POETRY WORKSHOP
Christmas Special

Tuesday 15th December 2020   10.00 — 12.30
Fee £20

Enjoy innovative prompts to inspire you to create short poems about the festive season and all things wintery which you can insert in cards and e-mails for family and friends.

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

 

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POETRY DAYSCHOOL VIA ZOOM
Song of the City

Wednesday 13th January 2021   10am-4.30pm
Fee £40

In this dayschool we will explore London, Paris and New York through a variety of texts, songs, film clips, visuals and poetry before creating our own city symphonies.   The morning will focus on idea generation via a range of materials and exercises.   In the afternoon you will be off-zoom in order to write a draft or two to share and discuss when you zoom back in at 3.30pm.   (Limited to 10 participants.)

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

 

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