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’

Sorry 🙁
No meetups in Summer 2022.

Check socials for updates in the Autumn.


Creative writing workshops are deep-dives into a theme; includes groupwork, focused writing time, support, and inspiration.


Free, informal meetups for writers and creatives in the upstairs bar. Peer support and special guest authors.

Facilitated by Katie Ward, an award-winning Suffolk author, published in the UK and US. Wolsey Writers is suitable for adults & young people age 16+ with a commitment to creative writing.

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS
Tel +44 (0) 1473 295900
Email tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk

Insta @wolseywriters

FB @katiewardwriter

Twit @WolseyWriters