BOLDtext don’t simply write for ourselves, but help other writers too. Whether you’re a school, college, or university, a festival, an arts organisation, or a group interested in our approach and the topics we cover, we can provide a talk or workshop designed for you. Just drop us a line at

In addition, many of us provide our own specialised training. Take a look at what we each cover below.

“Friendly open atmosphere with prompting exercises that get your mind flowing.”

“All elements were perfectly timed, full of tips and ideas.”

“I loved the relaxed feel of it, and the wealth of knowledge from the workshop leaders.”

Workshop attendees
Vanessa Oakes and Liz John lead a workshop at Astley Castle for Writers in Warwickshhire


VANESSA OAKES: I have worked extensively with people from all sectors of the community, including people with: life-threatening illnesses, disabilities, special needs, mental health issues, the long-term unemployed, young offenders, ex-offenders, probationists, young people, and older people too. Here’s what people say about my workshops:

TIM STIMPSON: I provide talks and workshops on the craft of writing, including character, narrative, writing for continuing drama, script editing, and dramaturgy. I also give talks about the world’s longest-running drama AKA The Archers, as well as how to develop and maintain a writing career. Clients include BBC Academy, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Hay Festival, London Screenwriters’ Festival, and U3A. Visit:


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