Next Step Folkestone

Kerry Ryan is the founder of Write like a Grrrl and has faciliated workshops all over the UK, in Ireland and in St Petersburg and Moscow. She has a Masters in Literary Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing. She has taught Writing for Performance at Spotlight, creative writing for women leaving sex work and domestic abuse survivors and facilitated a year long LGBTQ creative writing course as part of the Arts Council-funded New Queers on the Block. Her work has been featured in various publications including Steer, The Manchester Review, the Kenyon Review and Spilling Ink. Her play Trust was recently performed at the Gulbenkian Theatre.

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Join Kerry in Folkestone and her brand new writing space on Tontine Street in May.

This six week women & NB-only intensive course offers weekly critique workshops as well as sessions on writing techniques such as modes of narration, pace, advanced characterisation, 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/ published writer as well as sure-fire strategies on how to maintain motivation once the course is over. Come along and join us! You’ll be very welcome.

Week 1 Wise practice/ How to critique/writers’ workshop
Week 2. Advanced characterisation/writers’ workshop
Week 3. Modes of narration/writers’ workshop
Week 4. Plotting/ Writers’ workshop
Week 5. Sentences/Writers’ workshop
Week 6. Writers’ workshop/Getting published

DATES: Course begins Thursday 21st May and runs for six weeks (skipping 4th of June) and finishing on 2nd of July.

VENUE: 62 Tontine Street, Folkestone

Full price:

Payment option 1:

Pay full price. Non-refundable. Thanks!

£64.99

Deposit option

If you pay the deposit option you have to pay full price by 10th of May even if you don't attend. Thank you!

£34.99


Kerry’s Next Step course was life-changing for me. It gave me community, connection, the essential tools, and brilliant feedback on my work. I was terrified of getting feedback. Not after the Next Step!