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The inspiration machine: a creative writing workshop

18 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


If I tell you to write a story about anything, you might feel quite stuck. But if I say that the story must include a goldfish, a gun and the Queen of England, then ideas suddenly start to sprout. This is the creative magic of constraint.

This playful workshop is an opportunity to find out how famous (and infamous) writers use creative constraints and games, and to try some out for yourself. The workshop will be led by childrens’ authors Anna Kemp (Dogs don’t do ballet, The Worst Princess), and Sylvia Bishop (Erica’s Elephant, The Bookshop Girl).

Suitable for aspiring writers, the curious, and the silly. Suitable for ages 10 to 110!

This event is part of the series A sense of belongings
For event information, please contact Anna Kemp at a.kemp@qmul.ac.uk


18 November, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London, London E2 9PA United Kingdom
07730 954 190


Event Partners
Sylvia Bishop, The Centre for Childhood Cultures
Image Copyright
Sara Ogilvie
Accessibility Information
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

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45 people are attending The inspiration machine: a creative writing workshop

  • Katherine Chan
  • Robyn Wilson-Owen
  • Lily Irwin
  • Farah Iqbal
  • Bethan Stevens
  • Inbal Leitner
  • Clara Anganuzzi
  • Danny Minnikin
  • Alison Gates
  • Rebecca davies
  • Lucy Wynne
  • Kate Read
  • Rebecca Gerlings
  • Nicola Kent
  • Emma Farrarons
  • Laura Mitchison
  • Octavia Sheepshanks
  • Adam Goodge
  • Helena Sutcliffe
  • Kate Boyle
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