Seven Stories’ Story Creative Writing Inspired by Michael Morpurgo (Half Day) Workshop
“Before you find a voice for a story, you have to find a voice as a writer. Before you find a voice as a writer there is something even more important – you have to find something to write about.” – Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers, and Seven Stories is proud to be the home of Michael’s archive of notebooks and manuscripts. In this interactive and engaging workshop students will become archivists and explore items from Michael’s collection, before turning their hand to creative writing.
Taking inspiration from Michael’s story making process, students will choose an object to focus on as a stimulus for their story. After beginning their own piece of creative writing students will share their ideas, with the opportunity to continue their writing in class.
The session is broken down into the following activities:
- Warm-up game
- Exploration of archival materials, discussion and ‘being an archivist’
- Choose an object or piece within the archive to be used as a prompt for your own story (facilitator will guide you with the story writing)
- Opportunity to share back your story
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