Do you have a story to tell? A touch of the poet?

Are plays your scene?

Or are you struggling to find your voice…?


Wolsey Writers is here for you. We are a creative writing group based at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. We offer a friendly space to let your imagination work; tips on how to improve; and encouragement to achieve your goals.

‘Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.’

  • We welcome writing in any genre.
  • We welcome writers from diverse backgrounds.
  • We welcome all levels of experience – and aspirations of every size, from haiku to blockbuster trilogy.

Wherever you are on your writing journey, Wolsey Writers can support and inspire you.

First established in 2015 as a backstage workshop, Wolsey Writers has had a superb 2021 reboot: we’re now officially part of NWT Creative Communities. This means more creative writing opportunities for people in Ipswich and Suffolk throughout the year; and a chance to share your work with an audience, as part of a community performance project (more details soon).

‘Coming at a time when I’m trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.’

Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

‘With only a week to go to my first professionally performed play at #INKFestival2019 I owe thanks to the brilliant #wolseywriters workshops that were run by the inspiring @katiewardwriter at @NewWolsey’

Spring 2022
Book tickets via New Wolsey Box Office

No meetups in May.

LATE CAFÉ – Friday 24th June at 7:45pm – Free
An evening of spoken word and flash fiction.

EPHEMERAL – Saturday 25th June at 12:30pm – Free
A scratch show of short scripts in performance.


Creative writing workshops are usually on the FIRST Saturday of the month in NW2. Includes groupwork, focused writing time, support, and inspiration.


Free, informal meetups for writers and creatives, usually on the THIRD Saturday of the month in the upstairs bar. Peer support and special guest authors.