Inspire: Six Week Course
Weekly sessions starting 21st Oct 2021
19.00 - 21.00 each day
In partnership with:
Write Like A Grrrl
Book now for Inspire (formerly The Next Step), our second-level six-week creative writing course for women and non-binary writers. Inspire is the follow-on course for our entry-level course, Ignite.
Inspire takes place entirely online – so you can get the benefits of this brilliant course no matter where you are in the world!
This six-week course offers weekly critique workshops as well as sessions on advanced writing techniques such as: modes of narration; pace; plotting a novel; editing; how to strengthen your regular writing practice; and how to read like a writer. The course includes a Q&A session with a literary agent or published author as well as sure-fire strategies on how to maintain motivation once the course is over.
If you’ve written a short story or had a go at a novel and want constructive feedback in a supportive group of women and non-binary writers, then Inspire is for you.
Come and join us and take part in the Write Like a Grrrl magic! With Inspire, you’ll be part of a supportive, encouraging community and join hundreds of graduates who now write regularly with more confidence and enjoyment.
Can’t wait to see you!
Kerry Ryan is the founder of Write like a Grrrl and has facilitated 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.
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.”
“I really enjoyed Kerry’s writing workshops. 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.”
“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.”
“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!”
Please use the ‘add to basket’ option above to book your place. An option to pay in two installments is also available: please email us to set up your payment plan.
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 UK have graduated from our courses. For more information on the history of Write like a Grrrl, see: www.writelikeagrrrl.com