NaNoBoston in 2020

Welcome to NaNoBoston!

This year, due to the pandemic, NaNoWriMo HQ has decreed that ALL write-ins and events MUST be virtual. This is new territory for us, as we plan online-only events for NaNoWriMo 2020. Thank you for understanding.

Please note that as a security precaution, all links to events on this page will go to a specific thread in the Boston regional forums where you will find the official link to the events, including Zoom passwords and Discord server invites.

Once you have chosen Boston as your home region on the NaNoWriMo website, you can see our calendar of events by clicking on the Events tab at the top of the region page. These events include official and satellite events.

2019 Kickoff Party – Boston Public Library, Central Library
2019 Kickoff Party Take Two – Boston Public Library, Central Library

Attending official events

See our events calendar for exact dates, times, platform links, and RSVP information.

Kickoff Party – (Zoom) This is the big event where you get to meet your fellow writers, introduce yourselves, and chat about your projects ahead of November. Travis and Jordan promise not to talk your ear off about our official plans and events, but you’ll get to learn about those too!

Write-Ins – (Zoom & Discord) Join us for word wars, writing time, and time to chat about writing.

Sunday events: (Discord & Zoom) 9am-2pm / 2pm-4pm / 4pm-9pm

Wednesday events: (Zoom) 6:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday events: (Discord) 1pm-4pm

Thank Goodness It’s Over Party – (Zoom) This is where we celebrate the hard work we put into our novels!

Our online platforms

NaNoBoston Zoom – We will be using Zoom, a video chat platform, for many of our events. Links and passwords to these events will be posted to the NaNoBoston events calendar and forums on the NaNoWriMo website.

NaNoBoston Discord Server – This is an online place where we will host official events, via text and the occasional video chat.

November 2, 2019 – Cambridge Public Library, Central Square Branch

Attending satellite events

As busy as November can be with reckless writing abandon, a lot of Boston Wrimos have found that setting up community-based NaNo events (which we like to call Satellite Write-Ins) can make the month a lot more fun and productive. This year, due to Covid-19, all Satellite events must be virtual events. To attend a Satellite Write-In, see our calendar on the Boston region’s homepage of NaNoWriMo for a list of events, or check our region’s forums.

Wrimo Tea Party Discord Server was started by Marie (NaNo username: aethera) and is a place for everyone affiliated with the Boston area to hang out and talk about writing, NaNoWriMo, and whatever else might be on your minds. Events are in the works for September through November, including a sprint night (Thursdays at 6:30pm) and a fiction-writing workshop as NaNo Prep. Event schedules can be found in the Discord server and on the NaNoWriMo forum thread linked above.

Hosting your own satellite event

If you would like to host your own satellite event this year, please read our Satellite Write-In Guide for Virtual Events.

Hosting a Satellite event via the Wrimo Tea Party Discord server

While it is run by Marie (NaNo username: aethera), she is very open to hosting Satellite Events run by others in the space. Please contact Marie with a public or private message on Discord if you wish to run an event on Wrimo Tea Party.

Hosting a Satellite event via our NaNoBoston Zoom account

Email your MLs at BostonNaNo@gmail.com if you are interested in using our Zoom account to host your Satellite event. In your email, please include your NaNoWriMo username as well as the date and time you would like to have your event. If we cannot accommodate your first choice, please have a second choice ready. We will start the event for you at the appointed time and transfer hosting duties to you.

November 3, 2019 – Cambridge Public Library, Main Library