Work with a writer from the UCL Arts and Sciences (BASc) Department in this creative writing workshop at the Petrie Museum, one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological collections in the world.
• Explore the basic principles of successfully writing and reading creative non-fiction. This workshop is for key stages 4 and 5 and for up to 24 students
• Examine objects at the Petrie Museum during your visit to inspire your writing, and to encourage you to think about what the lives of others in ancient times might have been like in the everyday too!
• Meet students and academics to find out what it’s like to go to UCL and to study on the Arts and Sciences BASc degree
Are you interested in reading and writing? We’re looking for students who’d like to participate in a creative writing workshop provided by University College London’s Arts and Sciences (BASc) department in collaboration with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. We’ll explore some of the basic principles of successfully writing and reading creative non-fiction, using some contemporary texts as our starting point, and we'll also get to grips with some writing exercises and techniques. Creative Non Fiction or “life writing” has many forms, such as diaries, letters and memoirs. Exploring the Petrie Museum will provide inspiration for our writing, and encourage us to think about what the lives of others throughout history might have been like in the everyday too!
The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period. Amulets, faience, objects of daily use, tools and weapons, weights and measures, stone vessels, jewellery provide a unique insight into how people have lived and died in the Nile Valley.
Important: Each student needs to bring along an object of some personal value to the workshop. It might be a photograph, an ornament, a toy etc. That is, any small item that you can easily carry which has personal meaning. Please bring it with you to the workshop day and ensure that you don't tell other workshop participants what this item is and bring the item in a bag, or keep it concealed, so that you can keep it secret. All will be revealed on the day!
- Students can book individually, or teachers can book a group of students, by emailing Emma Bryant: email@example.com
- Up to 24 participants
- Bookings are currently closed
To book email Emma: firstname.lastname@example.org