Medieval Word Craft:

A FREE Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday 9th July 2022, 10:00am to 12:30pm Yorkshire Museum / Museum Gardens
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A free creative writing workshop at the Yorkshire Museum for adults in the city. In the workshop we will explore enigma, play and adaptation in a collaborative, accessible space. Taking inspiration from the Yorkshire Museum’s medieval artefacts and York’s rich history, participants will also be introduced to Old English riddles, Middle English and Old-Norse Icelandic literature, and contemporary poetry. Participants will explore questions such as “what is the relationship between York’s medieval heritage and our own daily lives?” or “how might creativity and culture help us to thrive in the city?”. 

No previous experience of creative writing or medieval literature and language is necessary. The workshop is aimed at beginners and those who might be unfamiliar with the Yorkshire Museum collections. If you would like to spend a few hours exploring the Yorkshire Museum collections and your city’s medieval heritage creatively, then this workshop is for you!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive £5.80 to cover the cost of a Yorkshire Day Saver bus ticket to and from the workshop venue.

The workshop will be facilitated by curators at the Yorkshire Museum and staff and students from the University of York, including Writer-in-residence and poet Anthony Vahni Capildeo.


Booking information

Please contact Fran Brooks if you have any questions or would like to book a space:

Workshop places are free but limited


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