Ignite in Leeds


Sara Sherwood is a writer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Sara’s short stories have been featured in Dear Damsels’ anthology Let Me Know When You’re Home: Stories of Female Friendship and Test Signal, an anthology of best new northern writing published by Dead Ink and Bloomsbury. Her short story Likes was also Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize in 2018. Sara has an MA in Creative Writing from the Manchester Writing School and loves creating supportive, caring and creative environments for writers of all abilities, backgrounds and ambitions to thrive.  You can follow Sara on Twitter & Instagram: @sarasherwood 

Course dates

Thursdays 19 Jan – 23 Feb

Six-week course


Course location

This is a live in-person course at

Heart Headingley

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN




Limited number of concessions for those in need. Contact info@writelikeagrrrl.com 


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Welcome to Ignite in Leeds...


19 Jan – 23 Feb

6.30 – 8.30pm

Thursdays in-person at Heart Headingly, Leeds

Whether you want to write fiction/non-fiction, plays and poems, Ignite is for you! Whether you’ve written before or are an absolute beginner, you are very welcome.

With Ignite, you aren’t expected to write for big chunks of time or to share work. You’ll develop your skills and confidence in a small, supportive group, joining us at for live in two-hour workshops each week.

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.

If you haven’t written creatively before but always wanted to, or if you haven’t written for some time and want to kick-start your practice, then this low-cost, intensive course is for you.

Hundreds of writers have graduated from Write like a Grrrl. Join us for this low-cost course!

This is a live in-person course at

Heart Headingley

Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN

Sliding scale Payment (with option to pay in instalments)

Please use the ‘add to cart’ option below to book your place.

What Students Say…

“Sara is such a compassionate caring tutor. She really supports us to write to our absolute best”

“I had such a great time on Sara’s writing workshops! So much that I signed up for another!”