This past week has been an amazing opportunity to get to know the VancoWrimo community and some of our neighbours to the south! Our MLs have hosted several write-ins across the Lower Mainland, along with local libraries and a few wrimos who took on hosting duties.

Port Moody Public Library held their Come Write In on Monday, November 4. The library provided word prompts, a selection of books for inspiration, suggestions for finding plots, a contest, and more for attendees. This write-in is great for those looking for an idea-generating writing session in a quiet space. The next PMPL write-in will be on Monday, November 18.

ML Castrom hosted a write-in at Blenz Coffee in Vancouver on Monday, November 4. The next Blenz write-in will be on Monday, November 11.

Wrimo Allison hosted a morning write-in at Honolulu Coffee in Vancouver and wrimo Andrew held an evening write-in in the dining area of Whole Foods Market in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 5. Both write-ins will happen again on Tuesday, November 12.

North Vancouver District Public Library held their Come Write In on Tuesday, November 5. The next NVDPL write-in will be on Wednesday, November 13.

ML DSL hosted Come Write In at the Burnaby Public Library Tommy Douglas Branch on Wednesday, November 6. There were lots of eager wrimos in attendance, all working away on their novels. The IRC chatroom was very entertaining during this write-in, with several participants laughing out loud over comments made in the chat. Participants got NaNoWriMo stickers for attending, which have already appeared on some wrimos’ laptops. The next BPL write-in will be on Wednesday, November 13.

Maple Ridge Public Library held their Come Write In on Thursday, November 7.  The next MRPL write-in will be on Thursday, November 14.

ML Bydaylight hosted a write-in at Waves Coffee House in New Westminster on Thursday, November 7. The next Waves write-in hosted by ML Bydaylight will be on Thursday, November 14.

ML CreativeCheryl hosted a write-in at Coffeeholic in Coquitlam on Friday, November 8. It was a lively write-in with good conversation, warm drinks, and lots of writing. The next Coffeeholic write-in will be on Friday, November 15.

On Saturday, November 9, we had an amazing time at the Bubble Tea Write-In at Sunflower Bubble Tea and got to meet writers from the Snohomish County, Washington group, NaNoSnoCo, who call themselves Snow Cones. We filled up a good part of the restaurant, wrote lots of words, drank bubble tea, and enjoyed a variety of tasty meals. The wrimos and Snow Cones discussed life in their Nano regions, such as what their write-ins are like, how they stay motivated during November, and what their Nano plans are for this month. Special thanks go to VancoWrimo ML Castrom and Snow Cones ML StephanieRidiculous, who coordinated this international event!

ML DSL hosted Come Write In at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch on Sunday, November 10. This popular write-in drew a crowd as usual, including some of our new friends from NaNoSnoCo. The next VPL write-in happens Sunday, November 17.

Wrimo Tanya hosted the long-running write-in at Waves Coffee House in New Westminster on Sunday, November 10. The next Waves write-in hosted by Tanya will be on Sunday, November 17.

For more information about our write-ins and events, check out the VancoWrimo Facebook group or the Vancouver region events page on the new NaNoWriMo website.