Did you see that? That was November flying by in a blur as we rapidly approach the end of NaNoWriMo!

It’s been a really busy month with VancoWrimo. We’ve had write-ins and events all across the Lower Mainland, so many words have been written in our region, and lots of local Wrimos are hitting the 50,000-word win! If you’re not there yet, we’ve still got one final week to hit that amazing goal.


Our usual weekly write-ins are all happening during this last week.

We have Come Write Ins at local libraries in Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, and North Vancouver.

There are coffee shop and dining write-ins in Coquitlam, New Westminster, and Vancouver.

If there isn’t a write-in in your area, feel free to host one. You can post your write-in ideas on the VancoWrimo Facebook page or on the Vancouver region page on the NaNoWriMo website.


This weekend has lots of events happening!

On Saturday, November 30, MLs Castrom and Swaitbee host the Last Minute Write-In at Railtown Café (429 Granville Street, Vancouver), an opportunity for Wrimos to get those last-minute words in before the end of November.

In the evening, ML Castrom hosts the Last Ditch Write-In near Brentwood Mall in Burnaby from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’ll be a five-hour, pyjama party, writing marathon. Check the Facebook event for more details and to RSVP.

In the IRC, ML Swatibee hosts a Virtual Last Ditch Write-In from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It’s your last chance to check out this lively chatroom during NaNoWriMo and cheer on your fellow Wrimos to their 50K win!

Then on Sunday, December 1, all of us Wrimos get to celebrate at the Thank Goodness It’s Over party at Boston Pizza in Columbia Square (1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster). Come talk about your novel, what you liked about this year’s NaNoWriMo, or just enjoy some great food. We’ll have a raffle for lots of amazing prizes, including several time travel-themed items to match the 2019 NaNoWriMo theme!