Earlier this year, Write Like a Grrrl and For Books’ Sake joined forces to coordinate the first ever Grrrl Con, a two-day event championing writing by women. The weekend aimed to revolutionise attendees’ writing craft and confidence through a programme of talks and practical workshops. Speakers included Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, crime fiction queen Dame Denise Mina and prizewinning literary agent Jenny Brown, while workshops focused on everything from magical realism to writing about sex via plotting, magic realism and more.
Grrrl Con 2016 was an incredible weekend, and we want to build on this year’s sell-out success to make Grrrl Con 2017 - taking place in Manchester from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June 2017 in Manchester - even bigger and better than ever.
Your donation will help us cover essential costs while ensuring we’re able to take feedback on board and make our programme even more diverse, accessible, impactful and exciting.
Praise for Grrrl Con 2016
“Before Grrrl Con I thought I’d never have a book but now apparently I’ve got two to finish. It showed me the ability I have, and how not to shy away from it!”
“I’ve gained confidence, new techniques and ways to improve my writing, a list of women writers I want to read, and a fantastic community. An amazingly useful weekend that has motivated and inspired.”
“You’ve given me self-belief. For someone with none, that’s an unforgettable feeling. Thank you.”
“Incredibly amazing, engaging, life affirming, practical, inspiring and empowering.”
“I’ve learnt to trust my instincts and gained confidence, as well as a clear idea for a novel and an almost complete synopsis. I’m inspired!”
“I feel so inspired, so supported and so lucky to be in this nurturing environment. Grrrl Con has provided a community for me - it is truly my home and where I feel that I belong.”
“Realistic but encouraging - made everything feel more reachable. Each session had knowledge, encouragement and inspiration - the weekend has done so much for my confidence and motivation, and makes my pursuits feel legitimate and feasible.”