Workshops

‘The exercises and discussions were of great value and all participants had a chance to contribute.’ ‘Thought provoking fun session.’ ‘Excellent resources. Very engaging and entertaining.’ Horwich Creative Writing Group, Creative Writing workshop

‘An inspiring session.’ ‘Really enjoyable, informative session which has given me so many ideas to write about that I need another lifetime to write them all!’ Horwich Phoenix Creative Writing Group, Creative Writing workshop

‘Very interesting sessions, good sequence of themes – got me thinking ‘out of the box’. Very useful – helpful feedback.’ Live From Worktown, Creative Writing workshops on the theme of Commemoration at the Bill Naughton Information Centre, Bolton

‘Inspired thoughts and ambitions. Thoroughly enjoyable.’ ‘Absolutely fantastic learning and creative opportunity. I am inspired and would very much welcome further sessions.’ Hindley Creative Writing Group

‘Great workshops! Everyone enjoyed them and said they learned a lot. Hope we get the opportunity to do more of them in the future.’ Mary Berry, Tyldesley Writers (Scriptshop Scriptwriting competition)

‘Really good writing prompts and feedback. Really interesting.’ Sunshine House Writers Group

‘Thank-you Julie, really enjoyed and learned a lot even though I already knew a lot.’ ‘Enjoyed throughly all the info. and look forward to the next one. Thanks.’ ‘Very interesting and informative couple of hours. Thanks Julie for an enjoyable morning. A leisurely stroll down Memory Lane!’ ‘Hindley Speaks’ Local History workshops at Hindley Library

‘Genuinely beyond expectation. Very constructive feedback which highlighted how little I knew and now how much I have learnt.’ ‘A productive and illuminating course with a very conscientious teacher.’ ‘It’s been fantastic. I have learned a lot of useful things about scriptwriting and its technicalities. Julie has been a brilliant teacher.’ Lowton C of E High School, Script Surgery, 9 week scriptwriting course

‘Thank-you for introducing variety, and thoughtful comments. I was glad to expand my knowledge of both nature and creative writing.’ ‘Found the course an unexpected enjoyment. Your enthusiasm is infectious and inspiring.’ ‘Thank-you for your helpful comments and your guidance.’ Expect the Unexpected project @ The Atkinson

‘Thank you Julie, two great creative days! Love our artwork.’ ‘Thanks Julie for being so polite and friendly. You have a very creative mind. Good problem solver and very patient.’
Dramatic Action, Hate Crime 2017 project https://www.facebook.com/dramaticbolton/ 

‘The very best creative writing course I have ever attended and I learnt a lot.’ ‘Thanks for the really helpful feedback and the confidence you have given me.’ ‘An excellent experience, good company, good feedback, good fun!’ Lowton C of E High School, Creative Writing (Making Words Work)

‘Thank-you so much for your enthusiasm and preparation making each week a surprise to wake up our imagination.’ ‘The weekly choice of activities really got the ‘brain’ juices flowing and the pen!”You are an excellent tutor who makes us think outside the box. Really enjoyed your sessions – so well prepared and interesting. Your classes are the highlight of my week.’Years Ahead Writing Group at The Grange, Runcorn

‘A really interesting and stimulating session that gave great food for thought and ideas to work with. Loved it all!’ ‘It’s important to feel challenged and I felt that this course was suitable – pushing me into places I wouldn’t normally go.’ Live From Worktown, Creative Writing workshops on the theme of Bolton at Waterstones

‘Brilliant teacher. Superb ideas. My imaginative writing has improved significantly after only 3 sessions.’ ‘Very enjoyable & informative. You actually made me think.’ ‘Stimulating & enlightening. This has been very inspirational.’ Live From Worktown, Creative Writing workshops at Westhoughton Library

‘This course has been a great motivation with excellent feedback and suggestions for revision and extension.  Above all, having a weekly deadline has been the best discipline to make me just ‘get on and do it!’ Lowton C.E. High School/Healthy Arts Writing the War creative writing workshops

‘Thank you for the workshop on Saturday- we had some really positive feedback again and you opened up a few minds – from existing writers groups!’ Jo Ward, Arts and Cultural Events Manager, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

‘We both really enjoyed the session yesterday and found it very useful, many thanks. We already write plays, but are always looking for ideas to improve everything that we do, and we have just been commissioned to write a new piece so we will be able to apply your ideas straight away! The workshop was pitched perfectly and we both got a great deal out of it.’ Kathryn and Colin, 2 Boards & A Passion TIE Company

‘For the first time in 45 years, with the help of my tutor Julie, I have discovered the pleasure of playing with words.’ Tyldesley Writers

‘We have valued her professionalism as well as her friendly, sensitive approach. She has always come well prepared and been attentive to the various needs of our members. Her gentle guidance, encouragement and genuine enthusiasm for her subject have brought out the best in all of us.’ Pemberton Pens

‘This was extremely interesting and good fun. It helped me to understand myself a little better too.’ Ignite Your Life Mental Health event

‘Lovely atmosphere created in the sessions – very positive response. Lots of different ideas for alteration and development both in comments on work and feedback in class. Lovely range of topics to inspire our work. Really enjoyed this course. It was so organised and interesting and stimulating. I feel I have made real progress.’ Lowton High School Creative Writing for Beginners course