Creative writing classes

Our broad and engaging creative writing evening class covers character and story development, utilizing the senses, writing from life experience and much more!

*** UPDATE*** Due to the latest Government guidance concerning Covid-19, we have cancelled all of our creative evening classes. We have notified everyone who is currently booked onto one of our classes.

 This is a mixed ability course, suitable for those wanting to learn new skills and writers looking to polish existing talents. The focus is primarily on fiction, but topics covered are applicable to poetry and writing for screen and stage.


The course runs for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring term each academic year. Next course:

Wednesdays, 7-9pm for 10 weeks beginning 22nd January 2020.


Room MHL0.07, Martin Hall, Loughborough University.

This room has step-free access and we will do our best to cater for any other specific access requirements you have: just let us know on the booking questionnaire, email or call 01509 222881.

Further information is also available on the venue access page.


  • Loughborough University students - £50
  • General public and Loughborough University staff - £100

Tutor – Alison Mott

Alison Mott is a writer and story collector with many years’ experience leading creative activities in the community.

She writes memoir, historical fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction and educational materials for adults and schools. 

Her work has appeared across a range of publications, online platforms and local presses, including The Guardian and Primary History Magazine.

Alison was Writer in Residence at Loughborough's Old Rectory Museum in 2018 and her book, Songster – Loughborough’s Own War Horse was published by Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum the same year.

She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and is accredited as a writing coach through the Arvon Foundation and the National Association of Writers in Education