New year dates for writing courses

Sue Burge - writing courses and workshops in Lynn
Sue Burge - writing courses and workshops in Lynn
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Have you always been interested in writing but never done anything about it? Then look no further. Lynn-based tutor and writer Sue Burge is offering more of her popular classes in the New Year to inspire you and put you on the right track.

Sue will be running a six-week evening course at the Community Room in Tesco, Hardwick, starting on Wednesday, January 27. These courses are friendly, accessible and open to all levels.

For further details of content, time and prices go to Sue’s website or give Sue a ring on 01553 692798. You can also e-mail her directly on for more information.

“The exercises will get you going even if you are relatively inexperienced,” says Sue.

“In these classes everyone writes to their own level and receives expert feedback on their weekly homework tasks. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t know what kind of writing you want to do yet as each session is designed to improve participants’ skills both generally and specifically whether they are interested in short stories, memoir, novels or poetry.

“Depending on the group’s interest we might even have a look at travel writing and writing for children.”

Sue also runs workshops which focus on particular themes or types of writing. The first one of the year is a three-hour afternoon workshop on the theme of fairy tales on Tuesday, January 19, at the Friends’ Meeting House in Bridge Street. There’ll be magical film clips to inspire your writing as well as plenty of tea and biscuits!

On Saturday, February 6, there will be a memoir writing day, also at the Friends’ Meeting House in Bridge Street.

Sue adds: “I get lots of enquiries from people who are interested in writing about their lives and their families but who want to make their stories interesting for general readers, too. This day will give participants an opportunity to discover different approaches to life writing.”