Write Like a Grrrl Manchester (now online!)

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 Write Like a Grrrl creative writing course due to take place in Manchester city centre, but now happening online and accessible wherever you are

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 20th and 27th April; 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th May 2020
Times: 6.30-8.30pm, UK time (GMT/BST)
Venue: Now taking place online – see update below
Cost: £89.99 (Less than £15 per session!). You can reserve your place with a deposit of £39.99 and pay the balance in a final installment in April 2020.


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


❗UPDATE ❗ Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to move all workshops online, with sessions taking place via Zoom. This means you can attend from wherever you are, so long as you have a laptop or mobile device and broadband connection. Workshops will take place in video conference format, and all participants will be sent all relevant handouts and resources before and after sessions. We will also be setting up other optional communication channels for participants to network, give peer support and mutual feedback, throughout the course and beyond.

What Students Say...

Feedback from Write Like a Grrrl Manchester:

  • ☆ “I have honestly never been in a better learning environment. Write Like a Grrrl is amazing.”
  • ☆ “The course has massively increased my confidence in my writing.”
  • ☆”I came away from the course, not only with pages of notes, but with the beginnings of several new pieces of writing and a confidence in my ability as a writer I lost a long time ago.  Write Like a Grrrl was such a rewarding experience. It helped me recover my writing mojo, and has given me a new confidence and bags of motivation.”
  • ☆Jane was incredible – so knowledgeable and full of great tips and reading suggestions, but also a great facilitator – she was brilliant at reading the room, actively listening and providing space when needed.”
  • ☆ “Thank you for helping me so much towards getting writing. This is such a great resource for girls and women to have open to them. Just what I had had been looking for.”
  • ☆ “Jane made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities. Very informative, supportive and fun.”
  • ☆ “Jane created a great, relaxed, safe environment for creativity and exploration.”
  • ☆ “Jane is fabulous. She’s been professional yet approachable, encouraging yet sincere. Her feedback really motivated me.”
  • ☆ “I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to giving this course. Jane is such an inspiration. She is generous with her advice and support, never condescending despite her talent and so approachable!”
  • ☆ “The course helped me to grow in confidence and has inspired me. It helped to be in a varied group, and to feel that I was supported.”
  • ☆ “A really productive, unthreatening and inspirational environment.”
  • ☆ “It has been incredibly helpful working in this women-only environment to explore my ideas.”
  • ☆ “A really excellent course that sets you up with a professional attitude, makes writing less daunting and more enjoyable.”
  • ☆ “Excellent: encouraging, positive and motivating. The course has demystified writing for me.”
  • ☆ “The course really lifted my spirits; the things I’ve learned have been fantastic.”

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 Jane Bradley

Jane Bradley For Books’ Sake Founder

Jane Claire Bradley is a writer, performer, educator and therapist. She is the founder and director of For Books’ Sake, delivers creative writing, storytelling and performance workshops across the North West and beyond, and is the host of That’s What She* Said, a monthly spoken word night championing women and non-binary writers in Manchester. Jane has been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction, and is the most recent winner of the Northern Debut Award by New Writing North.

Book Your Place

Payment is via Paypal to keep your details secure, although you don’t need a Paypal account to complete your payment. You can pay the full amount in one transaction, or reserve your place with a deposit of just £39.99. If using the deposit option, we’ll need you to pay the balance by 6th April 2020. If you have any problems or questions about payment, or the course in general, please drop us a line. Otherwise, please use the Paypal buttons below, and we’ll look forward to seeing you very soon!

This course is now fully booked! Although it’s been moved to taking place entirely online, we’re keeping class sizes small so that you still get all the interaction, accountability and guidance that people love so much about our in-person workshops. You can book onto our other online course led by Kerry Ryan here.

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.

We have a small number of subsidised places available to those facing financial barriers to attending. Please email us if you think you may be eligible.

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