I am primarily a poet although I have also written short stories. I have been published extensively in magazines and anthologies. I teach creative writing to adults and find this hugely rewarding. My students come from all walks of life and I enjoy facilitating their writing at all levels, from beginner to advanced. I also teach film studies and often use film clips to inspire my students. I am particularly interested in the parallels between poetry and film and was recently a panel member at COAST Festival to discuss this topic.
My website contains details of my courses and my poetry www.sueburge.co.uk
I was an Associate Lecturer in creative writing for the Open University for many years and previously to that taught English, film, creative writing and cultural studies at the University of East Anglia.
I started to write seriously around fifteen years ago and have had poems published in "Mslexia", "Cake Magazine", "Writer's Forum" and "Brittle Star" as well as in "Poems in the Waiting Room".
I write narrative poetry, often about historical figures such as Fanny Burney and Elizabeth Cromwell. I am also fascinated by sleep and am working on my first collection "Moments of Sleeping and Waking". Other themes which fascinate me are the world of film and nature.
I have taught all sorts of adult students both at university level and in the local community. I like to use the local environment and local museums in my teaching as this provides a springboard for inspiration. I have also worked with local artists and find collaborative work hugely pleasurable.
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