Book Trust Stories Tour: toolkit

We have developed a toolkit based on the Stories Tour experience

Even if you couldn't make a training session in November 2014, you can download the resources below to find best practice, tips and support materials for your own storytelling events


Stories Tour Toolkit training presentationToolkit and legacy training presentation

Slides used during the training and updated to include session ideas, alongside guidance and examples for funding and event organisation.




Stories Tour Toolkit 

Book Trust Stories Tour Toolkit PDF


A step-by-step guide to holding story events, with advice about audiences, planning, marketing and evaluation, plus tips for artists, a handy checklist and lots of other insights and inspiration.




Stories Tour fundraising handout


Fundraising guidance PDF


Giving you the Who, Where, What and How of fundraising for your events, as well as tips for increasing your chances of success and links to other online resources





Stories Tour risk assessment templateRisk assessment template (MS Word)


A suggested form to help you plan and resolve health and safety issues prior to your events – the form can be edited to suit your venue and event requirements.



Stories tour prison workshops guide 

Prison workshops guidance PDF


Practical advice around delivering storytelling workshops in prisons, followed by various workshop exercises and anecdotal evidence of how they worked during the tour.





Don't forget to visit our Storytelling guidance pages for further resources, including videos, and please let us know how you get on by emailing