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!

Twice a year we run 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.

Please note that this class is not open to under 16s.


The course runs on Wednesdays 7-9pm for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring terms. The next course will start on 12 October and finish on 14 December 2022. This course is now fully booked but it will be repeated in the spring term 2023 with bookings opening in December 2022.


MHL 1.17a/b, First Floor, Martin Hall


  • Loughborough University students - £50
  • Loughborough University staff/members of the public - £100

How to book 

This course has now sold out. We do have a small waiting list should a place become available. Add yourself to the waiting list.

Classes for the spring term 2023 will go on sale in December with a priority booking period for mailing list subscribers. Sign up to our mailing list by Thursday 1 December 2022 to receive notification of how to book and access to this priority booking. Please be aware that spaces are limited and sell out quickly; being on our mailing list is the best chance of getting a place on the course.


There is step free access into the building and a lift to the first floor. There is a gender neutral and accessible toilet, located on the ground floor. We are committed to making our classes accessible to all. 

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the classes, please let us know via email prior to the first class and we will do our best to accommodate them.


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