We celebrated National Storytelling Week in Special Collections between 27 January and 3 February 2018. Groups of students with an interest in creative writing were introduced to items from our collections as a source of inspiration, and encouraged to write a story for reading aloud with help and support from their tutor, Emma Filtness.
The students sought inspiration from some of our unique and distinctive collections
Some of the items they looked at our highlighted in this post, and they also made extensive use of our Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies.
Advertisement from Ladies Home Journal 1948
You can hear recordings of some of the students’ stories here:
As we posted last week, this week is Colour Our Collections week! On the ground floor of the library you’ll find print outs of illustrations from Special Collections to colour in, plus some colouring pencils. We’d love to see the finished results – please tag us on Instagram (BrunelSpecColl) and Twitter (@BrunelSpecColl).
The pictures for colouring are also available from here: