Creative writing

Gate House, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Suitable for all.

Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to work with an experienced tutor and a dynamic group of writers to create your own stories.

Following group discussion and a structured approach, you will work with a partner to develop an outline for your work.

You will explore planning devices and new ways into writing which will enable you to think about characters and plots in original and authentic ways.

Support and feedback

You will receive support and guidance from the tutor throughout the course. This will happen through feedback on the homework you submit, as well as feedback in class on your use of writing techniques and strategies.

Additional costs and requirements

No entry requirements

Please bring paper and pen or Laptop to take notes.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes, you will need to write a short story or poem and submit it by email if written on computer or handed to the tutor at the beginning of the lesson if written in longhand.

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 date14 Nov 2019
End date12 Dec 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available