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
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, formatting, grammar, punctuation
5 August: Competitions; Writing on the spot/collaborative writing
2 September: Evening led by Committee member: Chris, subplots
16 September: NWI 2020: calendar, anthology &c
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