School Visits


Joshua Winning is available for school visits. He has experience speaking about writing fiction and working as a film journalist with students of high school age, covering Year 9 up to Sixth Form. A few things Joshua can offer as part of his visit:

  • Advice on writing your own stories
  • A reading of Sentinel
  • How the book industry works
  • What a freelance film journalist does
  • How to get into journalism
  • Interviewing celebrities
  • Writing reviews, features and advertorial

If you would be interested in having Joshua talk at your school, please contact Peridot Press:


“Thank you very much for arranging for Joshua to come into Hills Road to speak. The students enjoyed his talk, hearing him read from the novel, and asking him questions.”
Anna Martin, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

“I’m happy to say that the students got a lot out of the session. They learned a lot about just what it takes to be a writer, not least the tenacity it required to get published. Most valuable were the insights into the writing process itself. Many aspiring writers keep their ambitions under wraps, and it was beyond valuable that Joshua was able to shed  light on areas that the students wouldn’t have been able to raise in any other forum.”
Mr Coleman, County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds

“Students at Long Road were treated to a visit from Josh today that was both informative and entertaining.  He discussed many aspects of his journalistic career and his early attempts at creative writing and finding a publisher as a first time novelist.  His reading from Sentinel was very well received – in fact in a room of over 150 people you could have heard a pin drop!  It was highly satisfying to see so many students stay afterwards to speak to Josh and his ability to connect with them was easy to see.  Looking forward to the second book!”
Karen Everitt LRC Manager, Long Road Sixth Form, Cambridge