Writing News with Sue Burge. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8


JEAN ATKIN - THE UNCHAINED POET This month I’m very excited to catch up (at a run!) with Jean Atkin, a poet I’ve always admired for her energy, optimism and unique way of looking at the world.  For Jean, writing is not about sitting at a desk, it’s about engagement with the external environment in … Continue reading Writing News with Sue Burge. WordCity Monthly April 2021 Issue8

Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice: Sue Burge with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese. WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7


Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese. Photo by Peter Leese Translanguaging: A conversation with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese      This month I’m really excited to have the opportunity to talk to Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, who is a multilingual poet, literary translator, editor, cognitive linguist, scholar, artist, and so much more! Elżbieta combines her experience of living and working with/in languages with a … Continue reading Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice: Sue Burge with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese. WordCity Monthly March 2021 Issue7

WordCity Monthly. February 2021 Issue6


There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it. -Gustave Flaubert Just on the other side of the window from where I write, it is cold. Here in the early half of February, in what's considered a northern part of Canada, even though there's more of the country above than … Continue reading WordCity Monthly. February 2021 Issue6

Ava Homa Speaks to Sue Burge about The Why of Writing. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


This month’s writing advice is a little different.  Ava Homa’s brilliant, insightful and disturbing novel “Daughters of Smoke and Fire” is a must-read.  I found it unbearably moving and thought-provoking.  I read it in small snatches, breathing and pacing in between my readings, drawn back, compulsively to the next chapter and the next and the … Continue reading Ava Homa Speaks to Sue Burge about The Why of Writing. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

Sue Burge Introduces Hazel Press. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


HAZEL PRESS       NEW KID ON THE WRITING BLOCK! This month I managed to pin down the trailblazing energy of Daphne Astor. Daphne, you did something extraordinary in 2020!  You set up a new independent publishing press, Hazel Press. This seems such a brave thing to do in the middle of a pandemic with the world … Continue reading Sue Burge Introduces Hazel Press. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert Welcome to 2021: Year of the Vaccine. To say that we are all aching towards a time when the Covid19 pandemic has been lifted from us, and the shroud of solitude and loss … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5

Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5


In this month’s literary news I’m very excited to chat to Jennifer Wong.  Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong and is now living in the UK.  She’s a writer, translator and educator with an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia as well as a PhD in creative writing … Continue reading Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5

WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly Dec/20 Issue4


Sue Burge, Contributing Editor of Literary News and Writing Advice This month’s literary news is very exciting –  there’s a new poetry retreat experience available to black poets of African descent.  It’s called Obsidian Foundation and its founder is Nick Makoha.  Nick is frantically busy fine-tuning the Obsidian Foundation experience ready to receive its first … Continue reading Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly Dec/20 Issue4

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