Thrive Level 3 course-10 March-14 April 7-9pm


Thrive is the follow-on course to our second-level course, Inspire, and our first course, Ignite.

10 March-April 14

7-9pm Thursdays online for six weeks




Welcome to Thrive, our level-three creative writing course in partnership with Write like a Grrrl! Thrive is the follow-on course to our second-level course, Inspire, and our entry-level course, Ignite.

Thrive is a six-week intensive course combining brand new technique workshops with themed writing time so you can keep on developing your confidence and honing the skills you developed in our first two Write Like a Grrrl courses.

This course really focuses on self-compassion and developing your confidence as an artist. The course isn’t demanding and there will be no great pulls on your time but plenty of opportunities to analyse where you’re at in your creative practice and what’s holding you back.

You’ll experience the usual wonderful supportive Write Like a Grrrl magic as well as new topics to explore including: writing happy; the joy of sex; comedy; mood and tension; description; and much more. We’ll examine writers such as Claire Keegan, Ramona Ausubel and many others and each session will feature topic-relevant writing exercises.

If you need cheering on, cheering up, want to get back into the writing habit or keep smashing out those words, then this is the course for you! We can’t wait to see you!

This course is for women and non-binary. This course is online via zoom.


Kerry Ryan is the founder of Write like a Grrrl and has facilitated 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 been creative agony aunt for Dear Damsels, taught Writing for Performance at Spotlight, creative writing for women leaving sex work and domestic abuse survivors and LGBTQ+. Her writing has been featured in various publications including Steer, The Manchester Review, the Kenyon Review and Spilling Ink. Her play Trust was performed at the Gulbenkian Theatre.