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Creative writing classes to take place online for the spring semester

LU Arts’ popular creative writing classes for staff, students and the general public will be returning for the spring semester in an online format via Zoom.

Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to an early Christmas present, pursue a new interest in 2021 or you know a loved one passionate about writing, make sure you book a place quickly as spaces are limited.

The course will run every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm, starting on 20 January and finishing on 24 March and costs £50 for students or £100 for the general public and staff.

Places can be booked online from midday on Wednesday 9 December and further details on accessing the classes will be sent to everyone who books.

This broad and engaging creative writing class covers character and story development, utilising the senses, writing from life experience and much more. It’s a mixed ability course, suitable for those wanting to learn new skills and writers looking to polish existing talents. The focus is primarily on fiction, but topics covered are applicable to poetry and writing for screen and stage too.

The sessions will be run by Alison Mott, a writer and story collector with an interest in historical writing, books for children and memoir. She has many years’ experience leading creative activities in the community, including for Charnwood Arts, Writing East Midlands and Loughborough University. 

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. 

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.

More information on the course, including details of how to book, can be found here. Any additional queries regarding the course should be emailed to