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Creative writing evening class returns to Loughborough campus

LU Arts’ popular creative writing evening classes for staff, students and the general public are returning to the Loughborough campus this term.

Taking place every Wednesday in Room MHL1.17a/b7, Martin Hall, 7pm-9pm, the course will run for 10 weeks, starting on 14 October.

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.

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.

The course costs £50 for Loughborough students or £100 for the general public and staff. Payment is required at the time of booking via the online store. The class has been moved to a larger room to allow for social distancing and appropriate measures will be in place. Further details will be sent to those who book and any queries regarding this should be emailed to

More information on the course can be found here.