23rd January 2018

NaNo In Nottingham

Our History

In 2003 an intrepid group of local writers decided to supplement their frantic NaNoWriMo writing with weekly meetups, and began by meeting in the fantastically eerie Pit & Pendulum in Nottingham City Centre. A month later, with a high of around eight participants, we decided it was fun enough we should do it again the next year.
 
In 2004 — the same year we received our own regional forum on the NaNoWriMo site, Europe :: England :: Nottingham — we moved to the Malt Cross as, though we were still only a small group, we struggled to fit around the Pit & Pendulum's tables. We remained there until 2015, when we set out for pastures new in search of sites that could cater for our growing size: we've since been housed at The Roebuck, The Bell Inn, The Pit & Pendulum (again) and back to The Roebuck.
 
In 2017 we settled for a brief, wonderful time at The Old Boston Coffee Shop, who were kind enough to allow us to use their basement for free. Unfortunately, they closed their doors in February 2018 and unfortunately we are now — just in time for our 15th anniversary — homeless again...

Where We Meet

At present we have no fixed home for the meets following the sad closure of The Old Boston Coffee Shop.  Please email any suggestions for a city-centre café or restaurant that might be able to accommodate up to 10 writers on the first Saturday of every month to notts.nano@gmail.com (plug sockets not required, but would be the icing on the cake).

The next meet will be at Cafe Sobar on Friar Lane.  Meets usually begin at around 11am and can carry on until 2pm-4pm — although if you want to attend later or leave earlier, don't let that put you off joining us for however long you prefer.

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