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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 Maryam Eka Bouteldja and others from our library and visitor experience teams in a creative-writing workshop inspired by items from our collections. You’ll be looking at a selection of images and texts on subjects such as poetry, Frankenstein’s monster, and amalgamation.​

You’ll participate in several activities, such as word games, creating centos and blackout poetry, to help you think about how to create something new out of what already exists. 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

A young person wearing large round glasses and a hat and scarf on ther head. They are looking down into the camera.

Maryam Eka Bouteldja


Maryam is a library, information and archive services apprentice at Wellcome Collection. They adore all things creative, particularly poetry and media that blur the lines between literature and art.