Creative writing: story writing poetry and more
Who is this course for?
A great opportunity to be part of a writers’ group where you will discuss themes and ideas. These will be turned into storylines and plots to enable you to write a short story, piece of prose or a poem. With the help and guidance of an experienced tutor you will make progress, sending in work each week for feedback, etc.
You will work in groups and pairs to help develop and progress your ideas. Using planning devices, you will help structure thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your story. Attention to detail will also be encouraged through careful observation of characters & artefacts.
Support and feedback
If you feel you require any support for your learning, please talk to a tutor or centre staff who will arrange for you to receive support or talk to a learning support tutor. Any information given will be treated confidentially.
Additional costs and requirements
Pen and paper or laptop.
No extra costs.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will produce 4 pieces of work for the course.
About the tutor
Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon. Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.
Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching. Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills.
“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.”
Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA
Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon.