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.

Email here for more information about joining our group

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2017 calendar: main events

9 Jan: My book of 2016 (member's recommendations)

30 Jan: Anonymous critiquing of published works

20 Feb: Annual meeting

13 Mar: Guest speaker, Maggie Allen: What is the point of punctuation?

3 April: Whodunit? A detective mystery evening

24 Apr: Show, don't tell: Debbie Bromley, Committee member

15 May: Public speaking and presentations, led by Gordon Adams, member

5 Jun: 3rd NWI Summer internal writing competition

26 Jun: Poetry and Light Verse: guest speaker, Jayne Osborn

17 Jul: Evening led by Committee member: Chris Wright, Treasurer

7 Aug: Collaborative writing

4 Sep: Editing workshop

25 Sep: NWI 2018 calendar, self publishing project and competition etc.

16 Oct: 4th NWI Anniversary internal writing competition

6 Nov: NaNoWriMo (or our version of it)

27 Nov: Anonymous critiquing of members’ pieces

18 Dec: Christmas quiz




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.

5 Jun 2017: NWI Summer internal writing competition

16 Oct 2017: NWI Anniversary internal writing competition