Be inspired to write - COURSE FULL
Who is this course for?
This workshop may suit you if you are interested in trying a variety of Creative Writing exercises. Creative Writing has been proven to be hugely beneficial through providing the opportunity to: – clarify thoughts and feelings – provide an outlet for stress – improve mood and increase positivity. This workshop is not about the quality or quantity of the work that you produce, but a discovery of how to explore your creativity, as well as increasing wellbeing. This workshop will focus on being inspired to write and will be accessible to all learners. This workshop will include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment online class using an online video platform called Zoom (an online digital video tool). You will be accompanied in your virtual class with other learners who will be joining the online session. You will produce a piece of creative writing in this session, which you may choose to continue working on for homework
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face and written feedback on your progress and suggestions on how to progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will set you optional homework. Hopefully, you will be inspired to continue
working on the writing you have been doing during the session! Your tutor will give you some ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning
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.”