Grrrls to the Front

Weekend Writing Retreat at The Burlington, Folkestone- 16th & 17th of  May 2020

image by Cath Maskell

It’s our Spring 2020 retreat! It’s been an absolute delight to witness women bashing out the words, coming up with ideas, trusting themselves and being kind to themselves and all of the other women in the space of a wonderful few days. What a bloody great life-affirming time we’ve had at every single retreat!

Need time to focus? Want to finish a project or begin one? Want to start the new year how you mean to go on? Come and write with brilliant grrrls by the sea at the beautiful old Burlington Hotel.

Feedback from our retreats:

It felt invigorating to really immerse myself in a project in such a focused way And, as ever, I always meet lovely & interesting women through WLAG.

It was a really nice space, I liked being by the sea and the room we were in. The frequent tea and coffee helped too, and the lunches were great. I think you did a great job at setting a tone of no pressure / comfortable accountability / productivity on your terms.

Meeting other writers, hanging out by the sea, working with a group of other people instead of all alone in my room… mostly having a structure and support to lean on and work. And the one on one and feedback were amazing, so helpful in pointing me in the right direction!!

Guided by Kerry Ryan, you’ll have hours of peaceful focused time to write, gorgeous coasts to walk along, art and music and dancing in the evenings and lots of laughs and creativity.

Leave all your stresses behind. Come and get your grrrl on!

Dates: 16th & 17th May


Saturday: 9am-4.30pm

Sunday–9.30am to 4:00pm

What we’ll do:

  • Write! You’ll have focused time to write without interruptions in a lovely room at the Burlington hotel.
  • This retreat is for women at every level. Beginners, more advanced, whoever.
  • You can write whatever you want! Scripts, poems, prose. It’s up to you
  • The atmosphere is always relaxed and fun with plenty of tea and biscuits
  • You won’t share your work. There’s no workshopping. Just plenty of time to write!
  • Tea/Coffee/Biscuits and lunch both days are included
  • You can have quiet time to yourself in the evenings or come out for drinks/food. No pressure. It’s your weekend. The most important thing is that you have time to write and make space for what you need.
  • So what are you waiting for? Get booking!

Limited to 20 places.

Cost £105.00-payable in two installments  (Final payment: 8th of May 2020)

Pay Kerry via paypal friends and family (

Included in cost:

  •            Coffee/Tea/Biscuits on arrival
  •            Mid-morning coffee and biscuits
  •            Two-course lunch
  •            Afternoon coffee and biscuits
  •            One-to-one with Kerry (optional)

Accommodation optional and not included in price. (suggestions suitable for all incomes provided on booking)

Folkestone is 53 minutes from London by train.

To book,pay full price of 105 or 52.50 deposit via paypal (friends and fam) to

All those who self-identify as women or non-binary are very welcome.

Burlington Hotel

Trip advisor reviews of The Burlington with photos