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.