Write like a Grrrl

Our courses are taught all over the world

From absolute beginners to those with more experience, we have creative writing courses to suit you. Our courses are developed from the best creativity and performance research in the world so that you can write more often with more joy! We partner with For Books’ Sake in the UK, No Kidding Press in Russia and our courses are taught in India & Australia too!

Ignite

This is our first level course…

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 become skilled in characterisation, dialogue, creating dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques.

Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction Ignite is for you! Whether you’ve written before & want to develop a regular writing practice or are an absolute beginner, you’re very welcome…

For more info & to book see our UK partners: For Books’ Sake

Inspire

This is the second level course…

With Inspire you’ll experience weekly critique workshops in a safe supportive space as well as sessions on advanced writing techniques such as: modes of narration; plotting a novel; editing; characterisation; 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.

If you want constructive feedback in a supportive group of women and non-binary writers, then Inspire is for you.

For more info & to book see our UK partners: For Books’ Sake

Thrive

This is our third level course…

Thrive is a six-week intensive course combining in-depth critique workshops with brand new technique workshops so you can keep on developing your confidence and honing the skills you developed in our first two Write Like a Grrrl courses.

This course really focuses on self-compassion and developing confidence in yourself as an artist and offers opportunities to analyse where you’re at in your creative practice and what’s holding you back.

For more info & to book see our UK partners: For Books’ Sake

WLAG Day Course

Join us on 5th of December

Want to write like a grrrl but can’t commit to six weeks?
Well, our popular one-day course is here!

Treat yourself to a day of nurturing, no-pressure creativity.

You won’t be expected to share writing. Our courses are always supportive, inclusive and welcoming.
By the end of the day you’ll have words on the page guaranteed, a deeper understanding of your craft and all you need to develop a regular writing practice.

For more info & to book see our UK partners: For Books’ Sake

WLAG: Poetry

Book now for ‘Write Poetry Like a Grrrl’, a six-week poetry writing course for women and non-binary writers taking place entirely online – so you can get the benefits of these brilliant courses no matter where you are in the world.

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


Jo Flynn‘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.

For more info & to book see our UK partners: For Books’ Sake

Nature Writing

Brand new for 2021!

Announcing soon…our brand new nature writing course with a focus on diverse voices in nature writing.

Our facilitator will be the wonderful Elspeth Wilson. Elspeth is a writer, poet and researcher with a background in Gender Studies and public health. Much of her work considers the question of how we live in our bodies and she is particularly interested in disability and sexuality. Her work has been shortlisted for Canongate’s Nan Shepherd prize for underrepresented nature writers and Penguin’s Write Now editorial programme.

We’ll be announcing dates soon via our UK partners For Books’ Sake Until then check out Elspeth’s website

WLAG Russia

Our sisters in Russia…

For several years now the wonderful No Kidding Press have been running Write like a Grrrl courses in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kazan.

Hundreds of women have graduated from Write like a Grrrl in Russia.

No Kidding Press do an invaluable job of supporting women to find their voice in often difficult circumstances, come together to support each other and write with bravery and conviction.

Check out fantastic No Kidding Press and Write like a Grrrl Russia

WLAG India

It’s here! Join us…

This course is for you if you’d like to read more South-Asian writers and stories that better represent South-Asian self-identifying women.

Come and join our Write like a Grrrl India community! For six weeks, we’ll provide you with the tools to get your words on the page. We’ll examine plot, dialogue, character development and help you develop a regular creative writing practice with the support of the best community to cheer you on.

For more info & to book see WLAG India

WLAG Australia

Brand new for Autumn 2020!

Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction Ignite Australia is for you! Whether you’ve written before & want to develop a regular writing practice or are an absolute beginner, you’re very welcome…

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 become skilled in characterisation, dialogue, creating dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques.

Facilitated by the amazing Meg Sattler, this six-week series of our first level course, Ignite, will take place live in person in Castlemaine..

Write like a Kween

LGBTQ+ writing workshops…

With this series of workshops we examine writers such as Eileen Myles, Leslie Feinberg, James Baldwin, Carmen Maria Machado, Andrea Lawlor and many others.

We look at what writing means for our own lives and how we can tell our stories with authenticity and courage.

We examine writing craft, develop our regular practice and have loads of fun in a safe and supportive community.

Write like a Kween is part of Visible Pride 20/21 in partnership with Performance Space

Boost

For Thrive graduates 19/20…

This monthly workshop is for graduates of 2019/20 Thrive courses. This month it’s our editing workshop.Bring those pieces you did last month or anything you’ve got in your folder that needs a polish and you’ll be lead through a series of editing steps and end the workshop with a more polished piece of writing.

This month it’s all about EDITING!

Come join your grrrls for the usual supportive, nurturing session via Zoom.

For more information and to book check out Boost.

Flourish

For Thrive graduates 20/21..

This monthly workshop is for graduates of 2020/21 Thrive courses.

Every month we focus for three hours on getting words on the page, self-care and support and how we can nurture our creative practice throughout the month.

This month it’s all about EDITING!

Come join your grrrls for the usual supportive, nurturing session via Zoom.

For more information and to book check out Flourish

Retreat 9th Jan 2021

⭐Set your intentions for 2021 with our online day retreat

⭐We offer a safe nurturing online space with no pressure and lots of encouragement

⭐You’ll set your goals for the year as well as for the retreat and will be lead through how to reach those goals

⭐We won’t share writing but have a lovely relaxed day of focussed creativity with lots of breaks and self care

To sign up check out Retreat January 2021


Write Like A Grrrl has been one of the best investments I’ve made in myself and my writing. The tutors are fantastic and their unique blend of humour, tenderness and writerly knowledge makes the workshops totally unlike any other I’ve been to..

Jaysharee Viswanathan


We teach all ages and all abilities! From beginners to more experienced, hundreds of students have graduated from WLAG.

Find out what our students have to say…

Meet our Write like a Grrrl tutors

Jo Flynn
Jane Bradley
Claire Askew

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