OT7102

Creative writing: Fantastic fiction

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This is a great opportunity to be inspired to write, working alongside like-minded individuals. It’s ideal for writers who like to write fiction or semi-autobiographical work in a group & be taught by an experienced tutor. We will be looking at interesting titles & fascinating scenarios to whet your appetite for modern fiction!

Course content

You will be working in pairs & groups to develop ideas with the help of planning devices. You will learn how to build structure and detail into your writing with the help of visual aids & handouts and get the support you need to write succinctly & successfully.

Support and feedback

You will receive weekly online tutor feedback & during the session. Plus initial & end of course assessment, too.

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

No extra costs.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a  short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged  over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes, you need to write a piece after each session, i.e. 7 pieces of work, preferably word-processed, but handwritten is acceptable.

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.

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.

DayTuesday
Start date16 Jan 2018
End date13 Mar 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Cost£120
Concessions not available