Grrrls to the Front: New Year retreat 2023

Book now for Grrrls to the Front 2023!

Saturday 21 Jan & Sunday 22 Jan

Burlington Hotel, Folkestone

Welcome, welcome to our first WLAG in-person retreat since 2020! We’re back in the beautiful Burlington Hotel for the New Year 2023!

Join us for two days of creative nurturing by the sea with guidance and support from Write like a Grrrl founder Kerry Ryan.

Booking a writing retreat is self-care. You’ll spend two nurturing days with understanding, welcoming and supportive humans who will encourage your creativity and allow you to nourish yourself in the best way possible. Evening social events are optional. Your time is your own and you can shape your retreat to suit you. So what are you waiting for?

Retreats are notoriously expensive so WLAG has worked hard to make this two-day retreat affordable. You can stay in accommodation of your choice which matches your budget & on booking you’ll be sent suggestions too.

Included in the price is lunch with vegan/veg options both days, coffee and tea & treats, and also a one-to-one session with Kerry. You’ll be guided through gentle writing sprints on Saturday & Sunday and leave the retreat with a clear idea of where you want to take your writing in 2023. Happy New Year!


Saturday 21 January 9:30am-4:30pm (option to write until 6pm)

Sunday 22 January 10am-3:30pm (option to write until 6pm)

Price: £125

Numbers limited to 20. You can pay in instalments either via Paypal or via WLAG. If you’d prefer the latter, just email and we’ll get you sorted.


Each day you’ll set your writing intentions and be gently encouraged to meet those goals with set writing sprints. We’ll also have regular check-ins during the day with lots of breaks to keep you going.

We start at 9:30 am on Saturday at the Burlington Hotel with check-in and warm ups. We then have writing sprints up until 4:30pm (option to write until 6pm both days).

You’ll have time for walks after lunch and lots of tea & biscuits throughout the day.

On Sunday, we start at 9:30am and we finish at 3:30pm and send you off to meet 2023 full of positivity and confidence.

The Burlington is grand Victorian 4-star hotel set in tranquil surroundings in Folkestone’s West End, overlooking the famous Leas Promenade and the English Channel. 

The Burlington Hotel was built in the 1890s and retains its charm whilst offering all the mod cons expected of a contemporary hotel.

Folkestone is an hour from London and contains one of the largest public art displays in Europe. It has beaches, cafes, great walks, lots of creative people and creative things to do. Check out Creative Folkestone for more…

The retreat was perfect! It’s amazing having a focused weekend with such lovely people.