Inspire 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 9 March – 13 April 

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




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Welcome to Inspire in Leeds...

Thursdays 9 March – 13 April 6.30 – 8.30pm

in-person at Heart Headingly, Leeds

Book now for Inspire  our second-level six-week creative writing course. Inspire is the follow-on course for our entry-level course, Ignite. But you are very welcome if you haven’t completed Ignite too.

If you’ve written a short story or had a go at a novel and want constructive feedback in a supportive group of writers, then Inspire is for you.

Don’t worry if you only have a scrap of writing or an idea, you’re very welcome whatever stage you’re at and there is no pressure to share.

This six-week course offers weekly critique workshops as well as sessions on advanced writing techniques such as: modes of narration; pace; plotting a novel; editing; how to strengthen your regular writing practice; and how to read like a writer. The course includes a Q&A session with a literary agent or published author as well as sure-fire strategies on how to maintain motivation once the course is over.

Come and join us and take part in the Write Like a Grrrl magic! With Inspire, you’ll be part of a supportive, encouraging community and join hundreds of graduates who now write regularly with more confidence and enjoyment.

Payment (with option to pay in instalments)

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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!”