Take the "try" out of poetry - connecting thoughts and words

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Ideal for people who want to express themselves through the written word. We shall be looking at themes; creating word banks and seeing how words balance and fall into rhymes or half-rhymes!

We shall be looking at how to write Haikus, rhyming and non-rhyming poems.

Course content

You will be taught by an experienced tutor: working individually and in groups to develop your ideas. You will create word banks, phrases and edit your own work; sharing it with others. You will experiment using a number of poetry techniques to develop your particular style.

Support and feedback

You will receive feedback weekly from your tutor, both online & in class.

Additional costs and requirements

No extra costs!

Pen and paper or laptop.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes, you need to write something after each session, i.e. 4 pieces in all, which may be in draft form or as a story!

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 date09 July 2019
End date09 July 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available