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!

New summer class - Develop your creative writing

This summer we are running a new 8-week course aimed at people with some creative writing experience already. It's an opportunity to chat and connect with other writers, pick up tips and techniques and gain confidence in sharing your work with others. 

Led by our experienced tutor and published author Alison Mott, each session will begin with a short, themed writing exercise aimed at tightening up prose, followed by a workshop-style opportunity to read and receive group feedback on extracts of a work in progress.

The course aims to support progress and accountability, with discussion topics including examples of ‘good’ writing practice, how to keep yourself motivated for the long-haul, and how to send work out to agents and publishers.

Where and When?

Wednesdays, 7-9pm on Wednesday starting on 22 June and finishing on 17 August. Please note that there will not be a session on 13 July. The classes will take place in room 1.17 in Martin Hall on Loughborough University's main campus.

How much?

Current Loughborough University students £40

Loughborough University staff/members of the public £80

Accessibility

There is step-free access into Martin Hall with lift access to the first floor where room 1.17 is located. 

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running these classes, please let us know here or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 

Book now

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.

When

The course runs on Wednesdays 7-9pm for 10 weeks in the autumn and spring terms. The next course will start in October 2022.

Where

MHL 1.17a/b, First Floor, Martin Hall

Cost

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

How to book 

Bookings for the autumn term will go on sale in late August/early September. Details will be added here.

Our mailing list subscribers get a priority booking period for our classes. To be the first to hear when our classes go on sale in future and enjoy a priority booking period, sign up to our mailing list

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

Accessibility 

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 luarts@lboro.ac.uk 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