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 14 October and finishes on Wednesday 16 December 2020.


Room MHL1.17a/b (first floor), Martin Hall, Loughborough University.

This room has step-free access and there is lift to access the first floor. 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

How to book 

The autumn term 2020 course has now sold out. Bookings for the spring term 2021 will open in December. Please check our website then or sign up to our mailing list to be notified of the on-sale date. 

Social distancing 

We will be following all of the University's health and safety guidance around social distancing in order to run this class safely. Measures in place include moving the class to a larger room, sanitising hands on entry, separate entrance and exit doors and one-way movement around the building. Further details will be sent to all those who book in advance of the first class. If you have any concerns ahead of booking a place then please email 

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