Calgary NaNo 2014 Events!

Note – those events listed without time and location are still tentative, as we finalize details with our venues.

Another Note – commenting to this post is not the best way to reach an ML, since we don’t get notified of all comments. Have a question? Email us instead! WrimotaursATgmailDOTcom. 

Note that the November 17 Write-In has ben cancelled due to venue conflicts but we have added a Midway Party/Write-In to make up for this.


Monday Night Write-Ins – November 10, 24 6:00 to 8:00, Denny’s McKnight – 5015 – 4 St NE

Come on out for some yummy food and some conversation and some friendly writing competition that’s certain to increase your word count! RSVP on our regional forum here.

Saturday Write-Ins – November 22, 29 10:30 to 12:30, Fish Creek Library – 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE

Much like the Monday write-in, but on a Saturday and during the day!  Also, note that there is no write-in on November 8 or 15 because there are other events those days. RSVP on our regional forum here.

Come Write In at the Calgary Public Library – Saturday November 8, 11:00-4:00 – Central Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE

There will be two events, from 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4 pm (because your intrepid MLs do require food at some point.  The write-ins will have the usual word wars, box of awesome, and buckets of doom, but we will focus less on the social aspect and way more on the writing we should all be doing. ~~NOTE: This event requires a valid adult library card and you MUST register for the event with the CPL. If you do not register, you may show up and hope for a no-show, but we cannot guarantee this.~~ You can register here

Sunday/Wednesday Night Chats – November 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 7:00 to 9:00 –

An online version of the Monday/Saturday write-ins.  All the fun with no travel! No need to RSVP, just show up!

Marathon Write-In – Saturday November 15, 10:00 – 10:00, Odyssey Coffee House, SAIT

A crazy long chunk of noveling insanity!  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll make lots of new friends, and you’re guaranteed to add to your word count (many people average 10,000 words on this day). Note that the Saturday Write-In is cancelled due to this event. RSVP here.

Midway Social Party/Write-In – Sunday November 16, 5:00 – 9:00, Denny’s McKnight – 5015 – 4 St NE

Half-social party, half-write in. Bring your friendly stories and writerly commiserations and also your writing gear.RSVP here.

TGIO (Thank Goodness It’s Over) – Monday December 1, evening

A (somewhat tired) send-off to the craziness of November and a serene welcome to the (relative) calm of December.  There will be celebrations and commiserations, there will be celebratory food and drink and there will be prizes.  Come out.  You want to celebrate your achievement, don’t you?


    1. Hi Lisa,

      As we confirm times with the venues, they will be posted to the NaNo forums and on our regional Google calendar. But off the top of my head – Midnight Kick-Off runs from 10 pm – 2 am, Monday night Write-Ins will run from 6 pm – 8 pm, Saturday morning Write-Ins will run from 10:30 am-12:30 am and chat write-ins will most likely run from approximately 7 pm-9 pm though that could change. The times for the write-ins at Central are on the library website. And the 12-Hour, I would have to double check. But check the forum posts or the calendar over the next few days to be sure. Hope that helps.


      Co-ML for Calgary NaNoWriMo

    1. Hi Wendy,

      We will post the location soon, once it has been confirmed with the venue. Likely in the NE, but easily accessible by transit.

  1. Hi there, I plan to attend the Sat write-in at Fish Creek library tomorrow. Is there a place I need to sign up? I assume the write-in might be on the third floor or in one of the study rooms on the main floor?

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