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Creative Writing Workshop

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  • Workshop
People looking at books in the Wellcome Collection viewing room.
Workshop in the Viewing Room, Michael Bowles. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Beth Milton from our library team at a seasonal creative writing workshop inspired by items from our collections. You’ll be looking at a selection of images that explore subjects such as festive parties, awkward encounters and reindeer.

You’ll participate in several activities, such as collaborative writing, word games and close observation to help you think about writing character voice and dialogue. You’ll then have a chance to write your own piece inspired by the items you’ve examined.

The workshop is open to all levels, from beginners who want a place to start, to more experienced writers who may be looking for a spark for their next piece. 



Need to know


We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your facilitator

Beth Milton

Beth is a library assistant at Wellcome Collection. She also trained and worked as a teacher, and has worked in museums, developing and facilitating creative learning programmes that bring together the arts and sciences.