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WRITING & SPOKEN WORD - Sue Brown

Sue’s work over many years has involved various creative projects in a range of cross art forms, which has included collaboration with musicians, theatre directors and radio producers, as well as educational work mainly within primary schools. Her work has taken her to performances in Europe and Africa. 

For more than fifteen years she has maintained a freelance career with Writing West Midlands as a workshop facilitator and performance poet. Most recently she finished a three-year workshop ‘Sparks Young Writing Group’ based at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon; just one of Writing West Midlands creative projects which aimed to promote the long-term benefit of ‘writing’ by working with professional writers to inspire young wordsmiths with their creativity and writing. 

Since 2001 Sue has been a member of one of Birmingham’s largest writers group ‘Writers without Borders’. Who currently around 35 members with a growing waiting the group since 2008. Working and developing coherently together has enabled WWB to grow individually as writers and performers, but also as a collective, making them what they are today!

Sue is also one of the organisers and performers on ‘Wednesday Mic Fever’ at the Mango Lounge in Birmingham once a month. Occasionally she performs her poetry to the sound of contemporary and traditional jazz with Anthony Williams, an accomplished and well-versed jazz guitarist and together they are ‘Rhythm Chant’.

Recently Sue presented a 60-minute documentary as part of a new BBC4 series that looks at The Traveling Communities in Britain. This episode looked specifically at the Caribbean community in Birmingham in the mid-1960s. The programme will be aired in January 2019 nationwide. Read more on iambirmingham.co.uk

As an experienced writer Sue facilitates creative writing workshops and spoken word events in support of other writers and spoken word artists, especially those who are emerging and keen to develop their craft in wordsmithing.  Sue will be the key lead on all BAF’s Spoken word activities.

CONTACT - sue@blackartsforum.co.uk