Write Like a Grrrl Online

In these strange times, we’re bringing our students together online so they can  support, encourage and motivate each other.

Book now for Ignite, a six-week creative writing course for women and non-binary writers, taking place entirely online.

After transferring our existing sell-out series of workshops entirely online with fantastic feedback, we’re now bringing you an online Ignite course with our partner, Write like a Grrrl, so that you can get the benefits of these brilliant courses no matter where you are in the world.

With Ignite, you’re not expected write for big chunks of time or to share work. Instead, you’ll learn together for six weeks in small groups, joining us via Zoom for our live two-hour workshops with Write like a Grrrl founder Kerry Ryan.

No pressure, lots of support and lots of much-needed laughs.

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: Wednesdays 10th, 17th and 24th June; 1st, 8th and 15th July 2020
Times: 7-9pm, UK time (BST)
Venue: Wherever you are
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 June 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...

☆ “Kerry Ryan’s Write Like a Grrrl workshops were perfectly pitched, informative, inclusive, and empowering. Kerry creates a non-threatening space to explore our ideas and produce valuable work in class. Her teaching style is informal and supportive – exactly what we need as adult students. “ Angela


I really enjoyed Kerry’s writing workshops, mainly because she created a conducive atmosphere for writing, making it friendly and collaborative.  It was also a good mixture of practical exercises and useful advice. I would definitely attend a course run by Kerry again.” Erica


☆ “The course was fantastic. Without Kerry’s great lesson on ‘How to start writing and keep going’ I would not be writing at all, but I have now managed to do so regularly for the last year.”  Liz


☆ “Kerry was an incredible tutor! She was supportive, encouraging and fun. I loved the fact that everything was up for discussion and she never talked down to us. She created a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
The course was also so well structured, really easy to follow and never felt daunting or difficult. She was just brilliant!”

About Kerry Ryan

Kerry Ryan is the founder of Write like a Grrrl and has faciliated workshops all over the UK, in Ireland and in St Petersburg and Moscow. She has a Masters in Literary Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing. She has taught Writing for Performance at Spotlight, creative writing for women leaving sex work and domestic abuse survivors and facilitated a year long LGBTQ creative writing course as part of the Arts Council-funded New Queers on the Block. Her work has been featured in various publications including Steer, The Manchester Review, the Kenyon Review and Spilling Ink. Her play Trust was recently performed at the Gulbenkian Theatre.

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 3rd June 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 sold out. Please join the mailing list if you’d like to be up-to-date 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.

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, hundreds of women and non-binary writers across the country have graduated from our courses. For more information on the history of Write like a Grrrl, see: www.writelikeagrrrl.com