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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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 DAY-SCHOOL 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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ZOOM POETRY WORKSHOP
Get out the handcuffs! — The freedom of constraints

Thursday 28th January 2021   10am-12.30pm
Fee £20

The oulipo movement (ouvroir de litterature potentielle — workshop for potential literature) which appeared in France in the 1960s was, in many ways, a sister movement to the Surrealists with its focus word-games in order to unleash creativity.   Oulipo members used rules and constraints to produce extraordinarily innovative writing.   In this session we will try out a number of techniques to see how constraints can help our own writing to move forward and break boundaries.

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