Sue Leigh Poetry
Readings and workshops by Sue Leigh...
Burford Literary Festival
– Sunday, 26th September, 7pm
An Evening of Poetry
I shall be reading with Kate Kennedy and Fiona Sampson.
– Monday, 27th September, 2pm
A Journey into Poetry: A Creative Writing Workshop
Where does a poem come from? Where can we find ideas for poems?
Come to this workshop and explore. We’ll read, discuss and write.
You will take away a poem – or the beginnings of a poem. And also the enthusiasm to keep on writing.
This workshop is suitable for those already writing poetry or for those who want to start.
Please bring writing materials with you.
Tickets for both events are available at:
New 4-Day Course on Thursdays, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October, 2021
The Beautiful Ordinary: Encountering Poems
The Friends Meeting House, Pitt’s Lane, Burford OX18 4SJ
Sessions will begin at 10.30am and end at noon.
Over four weekly sessions we will consider how we might begin to read
a poem, what we might look for, what questions we might ask ourselves.
We will explore and discuss such concepts as meaning and difficulty, voice,
the relationship between form and content, cultural context and we’ll also consider the importance of sound, lineation and imagery. We will discover how poetry enables us to encounter the world in a new way.
The cost for the course is £60. All materials will be provided. Please contact me if you are interested: [email protected]
May 2020: Sue’s book, Chosen Hill, is now available as a PDF edition from Two Rivers Press at
Sue’s poem ‘one day I will stand’ won a prize in the Barnet Open Poetry Competition, 2019.
She was also one of the winners of the Shore to Shore poetry competition, 2016.
Sue was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, 2015.
Sue Leigh was the winner of the BBC Radio 3 Proms poetry competition, 2014, with her poem
‘The Ebb of Winter’.
BBC SOUNDS LISTEN HERE (the poem is read at 13:15 into the programme)