Our VancoWrimo group has hosted a variety of events and write-ins across the Lower Mainland this past week!

We started the Nano season with our popular Kick Off Event at Moose’s Down Under in Vancouver on Sunday, October 27. There were lots of happy wrimos in attendance chatting about their upcoming novel projects, enjoying great food, and trying to win plot bunnies from the Wheel of Fortune. Huge thanks to wrimos Rob, Tanya, Sophia, Allison, and Megan, who helped out with the event.

Our first write-in of November was ML Swatibee’s Virtual Write-In in the IRC chatroom on Friday, November 1. This write-in saw a lot of participation from local and non-local wrimos who enjoyed the active chatroom’s word wars, writing sprints, and raptor games. Be sure to check out the next Virtual Write-In on Friday, November 8! For information on how to access the IRC, check out the Chatroom post.

Also on Friday, ML CreativeCheryl hosted a write-in at Coquitlam’s Coffeeholic, a cozy little coffee shop located near the Lougheed Mall SkyTrain station. The shop had wi-fi and outlets available for laptop users and lots of food and drink options to keep wrimos going. Can’t decide between the IRC write-in and this one? Why not do both! Bring your laptop and join your fellow wrimos in person and online on Friday, November 8.

Our first Special Saturday event was the Sushi Write-In, which took place at Kushi Mura Izakaya at the New Westminster SkyTrain station on November 2. We had a great turnout with lots of wrimos enjoying the restaurant’s generous meal servings and getting in some quality writing time. Our next Special Saturday event will be the Bubble Tea Write-In at Sunflower Bubble Tea in Vancouver on November 9, where we’ll be joined by NaNoWriMo participants from Washington state.

On Sunday, November 3, we had the Waves Coffee Write-In with Tanya in New Westminster and the Vancouver Public Library Write-In with ML DSL at the Central Branch location. Both are weekly events in quiet rooms where lots of writing gets done. Check them out next Sunday, November 10!