ONLINE COURSES

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

 

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Zoom Poetry Workshop — Sly Digs or Laugh Out Loud?
How to use humour in poetry

Tuesday 21st July 2020 10.00-12.30
Fee £20

Everyone responds to humour in such different ways.   How have poets dealt with the inclusion of humour in their work and what can we learn from them in order to create poems that make our readers smile?

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

 

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Zoom Poetry Workshop
An exploration of Prose Poetry

Tuesday 28th July 2020 10.00-12.30
Fee £20

“A poem without line breaks” states Jeremy Noel-Todd in his introduction to “The Penguin Book of Prose Poetry”.   In this workshop we will explore the world of the prose poem and, through interesting and innovative exercises, create our own responses to this form.

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

 

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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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TALES OF THE CITY — LONDON

5th—26th August 2020
Fee £60

London, whether you love it or hate it, touches all our lives wherever we live in the UK thanks to its influential history, culture and politics.   Every week participants on this course will be encouraged to explore different aspects of the city using a wide range of prompts including poetry, novels, psycho-geography, maps, film-clips, artwork and photographs.   You will receive guidance/suggestions about where you might focus your ideas.   Feedback will be offered on 4 poems created as a result of the course plus further feedback on revisions of these poems giving the course an emphasis on process as well as product.   The course is suitable for all levels of experience and is a great opportunity to produce innovative and original responses to this extraordinary capital city.   There will be an optional Zoom get-together at the end of the course to share work produced by the prompts.

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

 

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