Write Poetry Like a Grrrl in Manchester

Improve your confidence writing poetry. Express yourself, find your voice and learn to not be afraid to get it out in the world

Book now for our affordable six-week creative writing course in Manchester city centre

Brought to you by For Books’ Sake in partnership with Write Like a Grrrl

Poetry is having a moment in the spotlight. The poetry market has grown almost 50% in just 5 years… People are paying attention. So what do you have to say?

Women poets have long been dismissed as emotional, rather than taken seriously by the industry. Now is the time when coming together and using our voices to smash that patriarchy is an act of protest as well as a cathartic process of reflection and self-discovery.

Through our course, we’ll look at the work of a diverse range of female-identifying poets, whilst you nurture your own voice and the skills and tips needed to spark some inspiration and stoke your poetry fire.

There are a lot of things about being a poet that they don’t teach on more traditional courses. How exactly might you put a collection together? Why are there so many forms with intimidating names and which one is right for my poem? From practical performance skills to organisational tools, we’re going to cover everything they don’t teach you.

A lot of it is simply that poetry can be daunting. We want to empower budding poets with the tools they think are scary but really aren’t at all.

Course Details

Session dates: Mondays 17th, 24th February 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2020.

Times: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Upstairs at The Castle, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE.

Cost: £89.99 (Less than £15 per session!). You can also reserve your place with a deposit of £39.99 and pay the balance in a final installment in February 2020.

About Jo Flynn

Jo Flynn has been writing about the Manchester arts scene for more than 5 years. After winning the Roy Fisher Prize for poetry in 2013 endorsed by the Poet Laureate, Jo’s debut poetry collection Swallowing Sand was published and she’s since been featured at the National Poetry Library in London for short form poetry, shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize at Cambridge University, published by the likes of Dear Damsels and The Writer’s Cafe, and recently made the Emma Press longlist for her poems on ‘Illness’. With an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing Jo just hopes to make sense of the world with words. And dogs.

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 10th February 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!

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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