Creative writing: Make fiction from facts and write a story

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Have fun working in a group with an experienced tutor using real life experiences to enhance your work. Participating, discussing & making notes help to provide the basis for your stories/ prose. Past experiences add authenticity to your writing and make for exciting and fabulous fiction!

Course content

You will be working in a group & pairs to create fiction from real life events, which have happened to you or someone you know. Using visual images and handouts you’ll be encouraged to write with the tutor’s help, expertise and guidelines.

Support and feedback

Weekly tutor feedback online and in class. Also, initial and end of course assessment.

Additional costs and requirements

No extra costs!

Pen and paper or laptop.

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 be required to produce writing weekly, i.e. 4 pieces, either word-processed or handwritten.

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 date22 Feb 2018
End date22 Mar 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available