Kerry Ryan is the founder of Write like a Grrrl. 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. She is editor of ‘So You

Course dates

10th March-14th April

Thursdays 7-9pm

Course location

This is an online course with live teaching via zoom




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Welcome to Thrive

craft + confidence + community

10 March-April 14

7-9pm Thursdays online

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 in-depth critique workshops with brand new technique workshops 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, Dorothy Allison 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.


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

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What Students Say…

“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.”

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