Creative Writing Classes

Venue: MHL 0.07, Martin Hall

Time to get creative!

Our creative writing evening class is back again in 2019 for another series, which is designed to hone your creative writing skills in any form. During this 10 week course, you will learn how to develop characters, utilize senses, create dialogue that will develop character and so much more. Our experienced tutor will focus particularly on fiction and poetry but will be able to adjust course content to cover your particular writing needs!

“I loved the creative writing classes, particularly the variety of exercises and the balance between being encouraged to read work out and there not being any pressure to do so. Marianne was very encouraging and created a laid-back, inclusive atmosphere. The exercises she suggested helped me to think about my writing in different ways – the ‘crusty mustard’(!) exercise was especially useful in helping me to stop procrastinating and start writing something I could work with.” – Class Attendee (2018)

This broad and engaging class is suitable for beginners up to those with more experience in writing creatively.

Places are now on sale and cost £50 for students and £100 for staff and the general public. To book classes, please follow this link: 


Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm, from 9th January until 13th March 2019


Room MHL 0.07, Martin Hall Building

How much?

Loughborough University students - £50.00

General public and Loughborough University staff – £100.00  

The tutor - Marianne Cronin

Marianne is a practising creative writer and has been published in Mslexia magazine and the Birmingham Journal of Literature. She loves exploring the way that language can be used creatively to have an effect on the reader. Her research on the use of dialogue in fiction has been presented at academic conferences in the UK and Europe. She recently completed her PhD in stylistics at the University of Birmingham and holds an MA in Literary Linguistics from the same institution. Marianne loves to work with writers to help them shape their work and is very excited to explore new themes and activities in the creative writing evening class.

Booking your place:

To book classes, please follow this link:

Please note places are limited and the booking system is strictly on a first come first serve basis. To secure a place, you'll need to pay for it at the time of booking. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any returns.

If you have any queries about the courses please contact David Bell at or call 01509 222 881.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948