Creative writing: make time for writing

The Mansion, Totnes

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.

Course content

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

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?

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.

Start date11 Jan 2018
End date08 Feb 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available