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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TALES OF THE CITY — LONDON

Wednesdays 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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ZOOM CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Kickstart Your Creativity — Picture Prompts

Tuesday 25th August 2020   10am — 12.30pm
Fee £20

Write in any genre you like in response to a series of innovative prompts inspired by visual images.   This workshop is generative and aims to kickstart your creativity in fun and surprising ways.   There will be opportunities to share work-in-progress and ideas throughout the session.

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

 

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ZOOM POETRY WORKSHOP
Embracing the Surreal

Tuesday 8th September 2020   10.00 — 12.30
Fee £20

In this session we will explore various techniques used by the surrealists in order to freshen up our own poetic writing.   Expect the unexpected!

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

 

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CREATIVE WRITING COURSE VIA ZOOM
Six Thursday Mornings

1st, 8th, 15th 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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