Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

An opportunity to work with an experienced tutor to write your own story. Following group discussion and a structured approach, you will be inspired to write using skill and imagination, to help develop your memoires.

Course content

You will explore a different theme each week, enabling you to concentrate on a different aspect. This will help develop and extend your writing, making it interesting and readable.

By the end you will have created and written pieces for a memoire or a series of anecdotal tales.

Support and feedback

You will receive weekly online tutor feedback and during the session. Plus initial and 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 £16,009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You need to write something each week & send via email, or written by hand.

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 date25 Feb 2020
End date24 Mar 2020
Start time18:30
End time20:30
Concessions not available