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

We start at 7pm and aim for a 10pm finish. Refreshments are provided. Your first evening is free and then £3 a session. You can pay £45 for the year, thus saving £6.

Some parking is available on the road. Or park for free in Jacksons Lane car park on the opposite side of the High Street and walk about 500 yards to get to the Meeting House.

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2018 Calendar: main events

8 Jan: My best read of 2017 (member's recommendations)

29 Jan: Anonymous critiquing of published works

19 Feb: Annual meeting and elections

19 Mar: Works in progress: what are you working on?

9 April: An Evening with Northants Authors

23 Apr: Writing on the spot

14 May: Whodunit evening

4 Jun: 4th NWI Summer internal writing competition

25 Jun: Committee member’s evening: Debbie: writing synopses, blurbs

6 Aug: Plotting and structuring a long work

20 Aug: Planning, discussing long-term collaborative writing

3 Sep: Member’s presentation: Liz: the horror genre

24 Sep: NWI 2019: calendar, anthology, competition etc.

15 Oct: 5th NWI Anniversary internal writing competition

5 Nov: Evening led by Committee member: Chris: Editing workshop

26 Nov: Anonymous critiquing of members’ pieces

17 Dec: Christmas evening




We hold two internal writing competitions each year.

Members choose their own subjects. Stories are read out and judged and marked anonymously by fellow members. Prizes are awarded and in the second half of the meeting members discuss and critique the pieces offering positive advice and praise to help every member develop and improve their writing.

4 Jun 2018: NWI Summer internal writing competition

15 Oct 2018: NWI Anniversary internal writing competition