Write Like a Grrrl Edinburgh

Always wanted to write? Then stop dreaming and become your dream. Revolutionise your writing. Tackle self-doubt. Gain strength and a sense of community.

Book now for Ignite, a six-week course of creative writing workshops for women and non-binary writers in Edinburgh city centre.

Through Ignite, you’ll learn how to push through doubt, reduce fear of the blank page, become disciplined in your practice and enjoy writing so much more. You’ll also become skilled in characterisation, dialogue, creating dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques.

If you haven’t written creatively before but always wanted to, or if you haven’t written for some time and want to kick-start your practice, then this low-cost, intensive course is for you.

Course Details

Session dates: Mondays 13th, 20th, 27th January and 3rd, 10th and 17th February 2020
Times: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: The Lifecare Centre, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh EH4 1IJB
Cost: £89.99. You can pay the entire balance in one transaction, or reserve your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £39.99.

Write like a Grrrl welcomes self-identifying women and non-binary writers of all ages and backgrounds

What Students Say...

Feedback from Write Like a Grrrl Edinburgh:

  • ☆ “Write Like a Grrrl has given me the confidence and inspiration to develop my writing style, and learn new techniques to help me do this. The women in the group, all at different stages of writing, really support each other – I would recommend this course to anyone considering it. I don’t feel as shy as I did about writing; where I used to keep it to myself I now want to share it with others.”
  • ☆ “Great content and brilliant to get the chance to meet other aspiring writers. Claire is fantastic, very knowledgeable, a great teacher: includes and makes everyone feel involved and valuable.”
  • ☆ “Fun, friendly, informative. Whatever issue or goal you have in writing, this will definitely help. Twelve hours of classes has gotten my writing further than years of thinking I was trying.”

Attendees of other series of Write Like a Grrrl have also described the sessions as:  “perfectly pitched, informative, inclusive, and empowering,” “informal and supportive,” “friendly and collaborative,” “fantastic” and “a good mixture of practical exercises and useful advice.”

About Claire Askew

Claire Askew
Claire Askew is the author of the novels All The Hidden Truths and What You Pay For, both published by Hodder & Stoughton. Her fiction and poetry have won various accolades, including the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, the 2017 Jessie Kesson Fellowship and the 2019 McIlvanney Debut Prize. Claire’s next book will be Break & Closure (forthcoming from Bloodaxe, 2021).


About Alice Tarbuck

Dr Alice Tarbuck is the author of Grid (Sad Press, 2018), and an academic working at the University of Dundee and the Centre for Poetic Innovation. Her work has been featured in 404 Ink’s Nasty Women, The Dangerous Women Project, Edinburgh University’s Uncanny Bodies project, and the Fiction and Feeling project.

Book Your Place

Book your place below by paying for all six sessions in one transaction (£89.99), or reserve a place with a deposit of only £39.99.

If using the deposit option, the balance of the course fees must be paid by 6th January 2020.

Payment is via Paypal to keep your details safe and secure, and you don’t even need a Paypal account to make your payment.

If you get stuck or have any questions, please just drop us a line. Otherwise, we can’t wait to see you soon to start writing like a grrrl!

 This course is now SOLD OUT. Please join the mailing list if you’d like us to keep you posted about future workshop series.

Course bookings are non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend, we may be able to transfer names or offer you a place on a future course, subject to availability.

About Write Like a Grrrl

Write like a Grrrl was founded in 2013 by Kerry Ryan. Since Write like a Grrrl began its collaboration with For Books’ Sake in 2014, over 500 women across the country have graduated from our courses. For more information on the history of Write like a Grrrl, see: www.writelikeagrrrl.com