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!

This is a mixed ability course, suitable for those wanting to learn new skills and writers looking to polish existing talents.

The topics covered during the course will include character development, utilizing your senses, writing from life experience and much more. The focus is primarily on fiction, but the skills you will learn are applicable to poetry and writing for screen and stage.


The course runs on Wednesdays 7-9pm for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring terms. The next course starts on Wednesday 20 January and finishes on Wednesday 24 March 2021.


Online via Zoom - access details will be sent out in advance to everyone who books a place.


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

How to book 

The spring term course has now sold out. Bookings for the autumn term 2021 will open in early September.

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