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

“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’s themes were eclectic and different from the subject matter I typically write about which helped me discover new material.   Several of the poems I wrote from her prompts have been published.
Jennifer, San Francisco

“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

“I’ve attended a number of Sue’s creative writing day workshops and courses.   Sue provides excellent prompts and exercises and 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)



At the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Norwich)

Friday 24th June   13.30-5pm
Fee £30

Venue – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norfolk Rd, Norwich NR4 7TJ
In this workshop we will explore the many and varied depictions of animals exhibited at the Sainsbury Centre. Innovative exercises will inspire fresh and original poetry on this theme. Open to all levels.   Includes e-mail feedback on one of the pieces produced as a result of the course.

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




Saturday 30th July   10.30-5pm
East Runton, nr Cromer, Norfolk (full address of venue confirmed after booking)
Fee £55
(includes: handouts, morning tea/coffee and biscuits, a lunch of homemade soup and savoury scones, afternoon tea/coffee and cake, a signed complimentary copy of watch it slowly fade and a zoom follow-up session to share work produced as a result of the course)

During this writing day we will look at kin’d and kin’d’s Wild Correspondence (an eco-poetry source book inspired by Isabella Tree’s Wilding — a commentary on the innovate work on rewilding undertaken at the Knepp Estate). We will also look at poems from Sean Hewitt’s Laurel Prize-winning collection Tongues of Fire and writers’ work from eco publishers Hazel Press. These explorations will go hand-in-hand with one or two short, local walks in East Runton. These source materials will give you plenty of inspiration to produce and share your own eco-words.

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



a weekly workout for your poetry muscles via e-mail

Every Tuesday from 6th September 2022 — 29th August 2023
Fee £85
an e-mail will appear your inbox. The e-mail will contain:
a link to a picture
a link to a poem which refers to the picture or which highlights a particular technique
one or two suggestions for a potential poem
a keyword (we’ll be going through the alphabet twice!)
a lucky dip bonus which will link with the other items (this could be a newspaper article, a quote, a book recommendation etc).

Feedback on your work is not included in this weekly offering, but you might be interested in one of my mentoring packages to enable you to take your poetry further. Mentoring packages offered with a 10% discount to Poetry Gym participants for the duration of the course.

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