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

17 Dec: Christmas evening

2019 Calendar: main events

7 January: My best read of 2018 (members’ recommendations)

28 January: Anonymous critiquing of published works

18 February: Annual meeting

11 March: Whodunit evening

8 April: “I’m listening… ” (writing problems and their solutions)

29 April Open meeting: Guest speaker, John Greening, award-winning poet

13 May: Guest speaker: Monica Withrington, children’s author

3 June: 5th NWI Summer internal writing competition

24 June: Evening led by a member: James, characterisation

15 July: Committee member’s evening: Debbie, exploring successful action sequences

5 August: On the spot writing

2 September: Evening led by Committee member: Chris, subplots

16 September: NWI 2020: competitions

14 October: 6th NWI Anniversary internal writing competition

4 November: An Evening with Northants Authors

25 November: Anonymous critiquing of members’ pieces

16 December: 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.

3 Jun 2019: 5TH NWI Summer internal writing competition

14 Oct 2019: 6TH NWI Anniversary internal writing competition