Esther Freud

“I am very excited about being a patron of INK, a festival that has already inspired new and experienced writers to put forward their work. I know there is nothing like a deadline and some willing eyes and ears waiting to receive what has been written, to help with the motivation to get ideas onto the page.  There is a lot of talent out there and we’re excited about seeing it flood in.”


Helen Atkinson Wood

“I carry a fountain pen and paper with me everywhere I go. Creative thinking starts with the written and spoken word. I’m an actress not a writer, but without them we have no plays. Writing is the crucible of creativity. The INK Festival is here as a seed bed for new writing. What better way to start the Spring?”