Writing at the Museum

Ref: C3671605

We will look at different exhibits in the museum especially in the new gallery recently opened and then write our own stories, scripts and poems. We will share what we have written at the end of the course.

Course aim

To provide exhibits from the museum as stimuli for writing. Students may respond in prose, poetry or script.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Using stories already suggested in the exhibits to do our own writing. There may be historical, geographical and aesthetic areas to consider.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Take control of their own story lines. Take control of the point of view of narrator and characters Take control of language Use word images to represent visual images

How will I know I'm making progress?

We will share our work and critique it constructively so that we can continue after the end of the course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Paper, pen, ipad etc.

Reading and information sources

Not essential but the following are helpful: Sansom, Peter Writing Poetry Bloodaxe Lodge, David, The Art of Fiction Penguin Field, Scriptwriting

What could the course lead to?

Regular weekly writing courses with the WEA

Download full course outline

Writing at the Museum Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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