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 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.”


Luke Wright

“I’m delighted to be a patron of INK. East Anglia has always been a hotbed for writers, and INK is continuing in that great tradition. I look forward to supporting this Festival as it grows and supports a new generation of playwrights and script writers.

I also hope to help bring spoken word poets to INK. Spoken word is an genre in the accedence, and its artists are spreading their wings and expanding the type of work they do. Many of them will benefit from making links with the theatre world and INK can help with that. The festival will mutually benefit from a whole host of exciting and diverse writers to work with.”


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?”