Donal Thompson studied Drama at Manchester University before going on to study for a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing from The Open University. He won the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary for his poems and toured with the performance poetry group The Live Poets' Society. He has studied Coaching in the Workplace also through the Open University and Gestión de Proyectos Editoriales with La Universidad Europea de Madrid.
He has given conference workshops and seminars at the University of Salamanca, University of Alcalá and the University of Granada.
Recently has was engaged by Ediciones SM as freelance executive editor on their bilingual publishing programme and is programming English language training for executives and professionals in the field of education.
With Amyjo Doherty and Raquel Saiz he formed the slightly anarchic and very quirky poetry and music performance group The Poet’s Arms in Madrid in 2015.
Currently he is offering VIP online English sessions, creating training videos for teachers and running online Creative English workshops.