Tim visits Birchwood High School

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Monday, 26th October, 2015


Tim visited Birchwood High School in Bishop’s Stortford on Thursday 8 October. Following his visit this report appeared in the Herts and Essex Observer on 25 October 2015.





Author Tim Bowler inspires Birchwood students with creative writing workshops


Award-winning author Tim Bowler, described as “the master of the psychological thriller” for teenagers and young adults, inspired students during a visit to Birchwood High School.



Tim Bowler at Birchwood School


The 61-year-old Essex-born writer, who won the 1997 Carnegie Medal for his book River Boy, was at the Bishop’s Stortford secondary to run creative writing workshops for pupils in Years 7 to 9.


‘Offering an insight into his own creative writing process, his energy and enthusiasm resulted in some powerful storytelling by our students. They all enjoyed the experience and had a piece of creative writing to take away from it,’ said a school spokeswoman.


At the end of the workshops there was a question and answer session and Tim signed books for students.


Tim, who studied Swedish and Scandinavian studies at the University of East Anglia, has also won awards for his books Midget – his debut work set in his birthplace, Leigh-on-Sea – Shadows, Storm Catchers and Frozen Fire.