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)

 


SIX-WEEK POETRY COURSE VIA ZOOM

10am-12pm Tuesday Mornings
6thApril — 11thMay
Fee £75 includes feedback on one poem from each session
(limited to 12 participants)

This course is suitable for all levels.   Innovative and inspiring exercises on a variety of themes will get you writing out of your comfort zone.   Be ready to try new ideas and to sharpen and polish your poetic technique.   Enjoyable, informal — come along and spread your poetic wings!

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

 

 


           

USING FAIRY TALES IN POETRY

A six-week course via e-mail
Prompts received every Thursday starting 3rdJune (last e-mail on 8thJuly)
Zoom get-together at end of course to share ideas and poems
Fee £75

Every Thursday for six weeks you will receive an e-mail containing warm-up exercises, sample poems, prompts and plenty of links to explore in order to take your research further.   The course will help you discover a variety of ways of making fairy-tales relevant, surprising and expressive in your poetry.   The six themes we will tackle are:
“Good” Characters/”Bad” Characters/Landscape of Fairytales/Materiality of the Fairytale World/The Storytellers/Fairy-tales from beyond Europe.

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

 

 

VILLAGE VOICES      

EAST RUNTON (nr Cromer)

Saturday 26th June 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.

 

 

“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