Write like a Grrrl: Brighton

Write like a Grrrl & For Books’ Sake visited Brighton in June this year and what a time was had. It was brilliant to meet such enthusiastic women of all ages and backgrounds raring to get writing.


New Writing South were our hosts for this intensive day course. A brilliant, welcoming venue which does a wonderful job of supporting writing in Brighton and beyond. New Writing South is a creative writing hub in south-east England, dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of excellent creative writers.



Feedback from the Brighton grrrls:

☆ I loved the down to earth atmosphere and the mixture of practical advice and tools. The exercises were great! The dialogue exercise was particularly eye-opening. Looking at both story craft and barriers to writing together, was a great combination – really useful to tackle both at the same time.

☆ The whole course was well-crafted and thought through. I particularly enjoyed  characterisation; however, this is just a personal choice, the whole day was great and really useful! Thanks for encouraging us to create a Write like a Grrrl writing group!

☆Kerry was so approachable, generous and real with us. She created an atmosphere that allowed us to dive in and not feel judged. She also encouraged us to build community between ourselves. You can tell Kerry runs the workshop out of genuine love, not only for her subject but for giving burgeoning writers a big boost!

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Kerry Ryan has a PhD in creative writing and has tutored writing workshops at the Feminist Library, Glasgow Women’s Library and with women leaving sex work at Routes Out. Her writing has featured in a range of publications including The Kenyon Review, 3:am magazine, Alternative and Indigo Rising. Her story, The Bird, won first prize in Spilling Ink’s short story competition. She is currently writing a novel set in London in 1914, The Art of Mimicry, which was recently shortlisted in Myriad Editions Writer’s Retreat Competition.