Supporting creative writing

Welcome to Northants Writers’ Ink


Northants Writers’ Ink is a creative writing group based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. We meet every three weeks on Monday evenings at the Friends’ Meeting House, St John Street, Wellingborough NN8 4LG.

Meetings begin at 7pm and usually finish by 10pm. Refreshments are provided. Your first meeting is free so you can come along and meet group members and find out if you would like to join us. Meeting fees are £3 which can be paid on the night or £45 for the year, representing a saving of £6.

Street parking is available outside the venue or a short walk away in the Jacksons Lane free car park on the opposite side of High Street.

We welcome writers with enthusiasm and commitment. Group meetings are inspiring and challenging. Our aim is to support the development of our members, individually and with our group projects, such as our four anthologies - Tales of the Scorpion, While Glancing out of the Window, Talking Without Being Interrupted and our 2018 anthology, And Ghosts are Real Too. We organise an ambitious programme of talks and events as well as two writing competitions each year.


JUNE 8/9TH 2019

Join members of Northants Writers' Ink who are presenting a varied programme of writing workshops at this popular local literary festival. Bookings can be made by visiting the festival website and at local outlets. Visit the website HERE:


Explore NWI anthologies  and click on the book images below to find out more, make a purchase or leave a review:


Talking cover web
AGART image



We average about ten members at each meeting, offering a wide range of life and writing experience.

Because the group is open to tackling adult themes, membership is for over 18s only.

The group offers an exciting calendar of events. Go to the Meetings page to see the 2018 calendar.

If you are serious about writing and want to belong to a dedicated group in the Northants area - contact Mike Richards to find out more by emailing contact us


Published books:

Tales of the Scorpion (2015), While Glancing out of the Window (2016),  Talking Without Being Interrupted (2017) and our latest collection, And Ghosts Are Real Too (2018).

We have now published four anthologies of stories by members which are available to buy from Amazon UK. The latest book, And Ghosts Are Real Too, is a collection of stories based around the locality of each writer, with a theme of ghost, horror, paranormal and crime. 

More information can be found on the Shop page