What we're about

Note: Due to the pandemic, we have shifted to online meetings until further notice! Check the individual meetings to find the information.

This group began as a resource for the Portland region of participants of:

National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org)

National Novel Editing Month (nanoedmo.net)

ScriptFrenzy (scriptfrenzy.org)

WriYe (Formerly National Novel Writing Year) ( http://www.wriye.co.nr )

November is National Novel Writing Month, when a bunch of crazy people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, but more about that at http://nanowrimo.org .*

The purpose of the site is to encourage people to write. Most of us need a little motivation to write. Saying you will be at a certain place at a certain time - it helps us show up and do the work. We offer regularly scheduled write-ins around Portland and environs year-round and a monthly pep-talk email/post.

Read through the posted meetups on our calendar and find one that fits what you want to do - then commit to going and working. You are encouraged to post any meetups you'd like to facilitate for writers here. If you are writing somewhere, post it so others can join in. If you want to do word wars, let us know. Virtual chat and writes? Critiques? Reading group? Please post it on our calendar so we can connect with each other.

Money raised through Portland NaNo will support 1) hosting of Portland NaNo at meetup.com, and 2) event expenses for Portland region events surrounding and during NaNoWriMo. (A note on dues - technically there aren't any. But the site does cost $180 annually to mantain. If you want to chip in $5, WePay is set up through meetup.

Get out there and WRITE!

*Please note: This is not an official NaNoWriMo site, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit www.nanowrimo.org. (http://nanowrimo.org)

Upcoming events (5)

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Due to the pandemic, we are moving to virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint! Please come to our virtual meetings this day at 1PM before starting your writing, and 3:30PM after finishing a writing stint! Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/449782361?pwd=Njk1U1JmUklhbTlZQnZKV2s2aEFYZz09 WRITE FOR 2 HOURS Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/933255444?pwd=WSs1bnBKWmxhOUJsS0Q2SHJ1M0pLdz09

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Due to the pandemic, we are moving to virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint! Please come to our virtual meetings this day at 1PM before starting your writing, and 3:30PM after finishing a writing stint! Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/449782361?pwd=Njk1U1JmUklhbTlZQnZKV2s2aEFYZz09 WRITE FOR 2 HOURS Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/933255444?pwd=WSs1bnBKWmxhOUJsS0Q2SHJ1M0pLdz09

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Due to the pandemic, we are moving to virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint! Please come to our virtual meetings this day at 1PM before starting your writing, and 3:30PM after finishing a writing stint! Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/449782361?pwd=Njk1U1JmUklhbTlZQnZKV2s2aEFYZz09 WRITE FOR 2 HOURS Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/933255444?pwd=WSs1bnBKWmxhOUJsS0Q2SHJ1M0pLdz09

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Due to the pandemic, we are moving to virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint! Please come to our virtual meetings this day at 1PM before starting your writing, and 3:30PM after finishing a writing stint! Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/449782361?pwd=Njk1U1JmUklhbTlZQnZKV2s2aEFYZz09 WRITE FOR 2 HOURS Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/933255444?pwd=WSs1bnBKWmxhOUJsS0Q2SHJ1M0pLdz09

Past events (841)

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

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