If you have a yearning to express… If you’re searching for your voice… If you have a story that roars to be told, in speech, or in writing... Wild Words is a pioneering, systematic approach, to discover the passion, power and vitality.

"Face your fears of the untamed. Unleash the wildness inside. Form wild words on the lips. Harness them on the page." 

Bring Your Words Alive

With her focus on learning from nature, and the embodied, holistic experience of the storyteller, university tutor and psychotherapist Bridget Holding is revitalising traditional creative writing teaching.
— The London School of Economics Literary Festival 2017
A week spent immersed in words and nature - a perfect mix. Bridget helps you break free from routine and think afresh, whether you are writing fiction, fact or poetry, you can’t help but be inspired.
— Susan Comaish
A pioneering approach to freeing up your creativity, and moving from block to flow in your writing, informed by the functioning of animals in nature.
— Hetti Dysch, Babes In The Woods
I left the retreat feeling refreshed and inspired. The days were full of fresh opportunities to write and reflect on writing in beautiful surroundings nourished by good company and exceptional food and wine.
— Catherine Fagg

Wild Retreats

in the South of France


Join Bridget for a week-long, word-crafting escape in the wild Pyrenean mountains of the South of France. With a group of like-minded people and on-hand tutor support. These relaxed immersive retreats are forays deep into nature and your imagination. They're set against a background of good food, sunny days, blazing camp fires under starlight nights and comfortable accommodation. Experience the thrill of a shared exploration of some truly wild places. For fledgling and experienced wordsmiths, working in both written and oral forms. 

Mentoring Scheme

Time To Finish That Book, Get Up On That Stage or Have Those Conversations? 

12 months of support and guidance to get you there

Get Inspired

Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for conversation and inspiration with members of the Wild Words Community.

Instagram Inspiration

Follow Wild Words on Instagram for wild quotes and a dose of natural wilderness. 


Writing prompt, tips and reminders from the Wild Words Blog and Newsletter.


Enter the Wild Words Writing Competition

We may be yearning to fill our potential as storytellers and to craft words that slip off the tongue, or leap off the page, but at Wild Words we know that it’s not always easy to unchain yourself from everyday responsibilities, break out of the box and just write.

This competition acts as a friendly elbow in the ribs, a quiet kick in the shins. It’s a carrot to get you scribbling.

It runs twice a year and celebrates the Spring and Winter solstices. Each solstice there's a new theme to inspire your entry. The closing dates are the 21st June, and the 21st December.