Write Like A Grrrl: Ignite at Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
via Leeds Inspired

Write Like A Grrrl: Ignite at Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Leeds 10 February — 17 March 2022 Tickets from £99.99 — Book now

Calling people of all gender minorities! Write Like a Grrrl is a totally inclusive course for those who are looking to develop their creative writing skills. You won’t be asked to write for large amounts of time, or forced into a particular form or genre. This intensive, affordable and short course is perfect for those wanting to dive into writing for the first time as well as those who have taken a break from writing, and want a supportive environment to help get back into it.

A group to keep you motivated, share ideas with and grow as a writer.

The sessions will take place every Thursday evening between 10 February and 17 March, at Heart in Headingley, Leeds. Whether you want to work on fiction, non-fiction, plays, poems or scripts, Ignite Write Like a Grrrl is for you. There is no pressure to share work or to write large amounts on a weekly basis, all you’re asked to do is be open to learning, listening and developing a practice. You’ll be given the tools to help you push through self doubt and grow your own disciplines and structures to write within. Having a group to keep you motivated, share ideas with and grow as a writer will give you the confidence to write with courage and joy beyond the end of the course.

Supportive environments for writers of any ability, background and ambition.

The sessions will be led by Sara Sherwood. Having graduated from the Manchester Writing School with an MA in Creative Writing, Sara’s short stories have been published by Dead Ink and Bloomsbury and her short story Likes was Highly Commended in the 2018 Bridport Prize. She is now based in Leeds and has a passion for creating supportive environments for writers of any ability, background and ambition.

Don’t be intimidated by the blank page and embrace your literary creativity in 2022.

Write Like A Grrrl: Ignite at Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Leeds 10 February — 17 March 2022

Book Now


Session Features
10 February 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm
17 February 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm
24 February 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm
3 March 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm
10 March 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm
17 March 2022
6:30pm — 8:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on: Activity

Eat The City – Scranchester Tours

Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as well as lunch with Scranchester’s food tours of the city centre. You may discover a new favourite hidden gem or learn a bit more about the cultural or historical significance of the food you eat all the time.

from £60
DJ Gym at Hatch

Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.

from £269
life drawing
Life Drawing Manchester

Whether you have never put pencil to paper or have been honing your artistic skills for years, Bee Creative studio runs life drawing sessions for people of all abilities.

from £10
Sí Manchester Daily Tour

Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.

free entry
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Whitworth Art Gallery Tours

Running daily from 2pm, take a closer look at some of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s collection while gaining a better understanding of the context in which the pieces were created.

free entry

Culture Guides


We go all in on festivals, with a round-up of everything from city-spanning giants to grassroots gems you may not know about.


There's no rest for the art lover - this month brings outdoor sculpture, musings on water, political drawings and Liverpool Biennial 2023!

Classical Music

Summer's classical music calendar is filling up nicely! Read our top picks of concerts happening in Manchester and the North.

Winnie the Pooh at Manchester Opera House

The sun has finally got his hat on! Enjoy our top picks of family-friendly events and activities, both indoors and outdoors.

Gerry Potter (credit Lee Baxter)

Books are big this summer, with festival readings, poetry slams, creative writing activities and famous faces all putting in an appearance.

Food and Drink

All signs point toward June being a scorcher of a month, so let’s take a look at all things summery food and drink.

Tours and Activities

From literary activities to brilliant independent shops, keep your minds and homes filled with the good stuff this month.

Theatre in Manchester

Check out our updated guide for lively theatre festivals, rip-roaring rooftop circus and dreamy outdoor shows.