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.

Evening classes 

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 during term time (autumn and spring terms) and over the summer holidays (subject to tutor availability). The classes are run in ten week blocks and the next set of classes will run from 11 October to 13 December 2023. 


MHL 1.17a/b, First Floor, Martin Hall


There is parking to the side of Martin Hall on University Road (parallel to Epinal Way) or in Car Park 9. Please note that the University is introducing a new parking system in November 2023. Evening parking for visitors is expected to be charged at £1 from 6pm to midnight. We will contact attendees in advance of the new system going live with more information. Until November, parking on campus is free. 


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

How to book 

Our mailing list subscribers get priority booking for our evening classes so being on the our mailing list is the best chance of getting a place. Priority booking for subscribers opened on Friday 8 September 2023. The remaining tickets are now on general sale. Please book online using the button below. There is a limit of two tickets per booking. 

To access future priority booking periods, sign up to our mailing list.

Further details on how to find the room, parking, transport and more is emailed in advance of the first class to everyone who has booked onto 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.

Refunds and Cancellations 

We will issue refunds for cancellations (minus Eventbrite fees) up to seven days prior to the first class, but no refunds will subsequently be issued unless a class is cancelled and cannot be re-arranged.

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