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Mon 26 Jul 2010
NAWE has been contracted by MLA and the British Library to provide input to their programme for teachers working with literary houses and museums.

NAWE will be providing input to the ongoing LinC Project run by the British Library in partnership with literary houses and museums, with support from the MLA Strategic Commissioning CPD Programme. The aim is to provide a creative writing element within the professional development activities and resources for teachers and museum professionals, in turn providing a clear means of engaging school pupils with museum collections through creative writing.

NAWE members have been involved with this type of work on an occasional basis (Katrina Naomi reports on her residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in the latest edition of Writing in Education), and NAWE's own Writers in School Research Programme made extensive use of Shandy Hall (NAWE's Registered Office). It has been clearly demonstrated how an imaginative approach through creative writing can complement critical enquiry - indeed be part of that enquiry. For teachers and their pupils, the combination of heritage site and contemporary writer is in itself an effective way of understanding the link between creative writing and literary study.

The houses/collections involved in the project will be:

Jane Austen House
Brontë Parsonage
Charles Dickens Museum
Dorset County Museum
DH Lawrence Heritage Centre/Birthplace museum
Shandy Hall
Clare Cottage
Knebworth
John Rylands Library
Dove Cottage

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Anne Caldwell
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