Type of Artist:
Tim Bowler works with both young people and adults.
His activities include: giving talks about writing, running writing workshops, giving readings, Q/A sessions, keynote speeches, opening libraries, judging competitions, giving out prizes.
He visits schools, libraries, festivals, conferences, bookshops, writers' circles, reading groups, universities and teacher training colleges.
He has extensive experience with the Arvon Foundation and the British Council as a motivational speaker on writing and he works both in the UK and abroad.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Top juniors through teenage to adult
No of sessions per day:
Max 3 x 1 hour sessions per day
Max 1 hour per session. If a workshop, this can extend to 3 x 1 hour sessions for the day. Happy to do book signing afterwards.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Tim lives in South-West England but is happy to travel anywhere, provided travel and overnight expenses are met
Train wherever possible. Car for local events @ 45 p/mile. If very near, no charge for petrol
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Tim Bowler website
Night Runner (2014)
The Blade Series
Sea of Whispers
‘Tim relates to his audience so well. Our young writers were inspired by his workshop and gave him a standing ovation at the end of his talk. To have a writer of Tim's calibre come in to school and be so encouraging and inspirational to our pupils is worth its weight in gold. Our school is full of young writers who are bursting with ideas and enthusiasm because of Tim's presentation.’
Head of English, Eagle House School
'I have seldom heard a mixed group of young people so spontaneously enthusiastic about any visitor, and they really found your time with them enspiriting, and uniquely different. You have opened many new windows of possibility for those to whom you spoke so generously. It is one thing to enthuse minds but something much more lasting to fire up the human spirit.'
Jeremy Dowling, Chair of Governors, Budehaven School in an email to Tim.
'It was a great pleasure to have Tim working with our pupils. He is a fabulous storyteller and an inspiration to our pupils.'
Jane English, College Principal, Paignton Community College.
Tim Bowler Amazon site
Tim is the author of 21 books and winner of 15 awards including the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious prize in children's fiction. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'the master of the psychological thriller' and by the Independent as 'one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction'.