Ignite in London


Dr Kerry Ryan is an award-winning writer of prose/poetry and plays. She has a PhD in creative writing and a Masters in Literary Studies with distinction. She is the founder of Write like a Grrrl and her courses are taught all
over the world including Germany, Russia, Ukraine, America, Ireland. She is the contributing editor of ‘So Long as You Write’ (Dear Damsels 2022) and the Write like a Grrrl anthology
published by Grind and Bearing Press 2022. Her writing has featured in various publications including Queerlings, The Manchester Review, the Kenyon Review, Spilling Ink and others. Her play ‘Trust’ was performed at the Gulbenkian.

Course dates

11 March – 15 April(five weeks skipping Saturday 8 April Easter wkend)

Saturdays (skipping 8 April) 10:30-12:30pm

Course location

The Create Place
St. Margaret’s House
29 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9PJ




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


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Welcome to Ignite: London

11 March – 15 April

(five weeks skipping Saturday 8 April Easter wkend)

10:30am-12:30 Saturdays in-person

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

Come and hang out and learn your craft in the relaxed atmosphere WLAG is famous for…

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 live in the wonderful, nurturing The Create Place in Bethnal Green

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 students have graduated from Write like a Grrrl. Join us for this low-cost course & Come and find your gang!


Please use the ‘add to cart’ option below to book your place. Pay what level suits your income.

An option to pay in two instalments is also available: please email us to set up your payment plan.

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The Create Place
St. Margaret’s House
29 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
E2 9PJ

What our students say…

Signing up for WLAG in 2019 was the best decision I’ve made for my writing practise! Before then, I had started so many novels and short stories but never finished anything. WLAG gave me permission for the first time to take my creative practise seriously. I learnt lots of practical tips to inform my writing, but most importantly I learnt how essential it is to see writing as playing, and to silence my inner critic.

I still do my brief daily sessions (almost every day) and managed to finish short stories, with one published in Dear Damsels. I also worked on my first finished novel, The Ways We Make It Here, during the second and third course of WLAG and it got me my wonderful agent.

Kerry is such an encouraging teacher and she builds friendly and safe communities. I still speak to many of the grrrls from the courses and the retreats are much-valued boosts to my creativity.

WLAG is all about giving yourself permission to be a writer and I wouldn’t have the confidence to call myself one without the amazing courses. 

“Kerry Ryan’s Write Like a Grrrl workshops were perfectly pitched, informative, inclusive, and empowering. Kerry creates a non-threatening space to explore our ideas and produce valuable work in class. Her teaching style is informal and supportive – exactly what we need.”

“I really enjoyed Kerry’s writing workshops. She created a conducive atmosphere for writing, making it friendly and collaborative.  It was also a good mixture of practical exercises and useful advice. I would definitely attend a course run by Kerry again.”

“The course was fantastic. Without Kerry’s great lesson on ‘How to start writing and keep going’ I would not be writing at all, but I have now managed to do so regularly for the last year.”

“Kerry was an incredible tutor! She was supportive, encouraging and fun. I loved the fact that everything was up for discussion and she never talked down to us. She created a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The course was also so well structured, really easy to follow and never felt daunting or difficult. She was just brilliant!”