Come Write In

NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities.

See a list of our 2015 Come Write In Locations.

Click here if you’re a staff member at a library, bookstore, or other community organization—or a student or faculty member at a college or university—who’d like more information about welcoming avid novelists and community members into your space.

Click here if you’re a participant who wants to help recruit a space in your neighborhood!


For CWI Locations

Do you have a lovely library or eclectic community space ready to welcome writers this November? Do you want to start a club at your college or university?

Great! We’d love to have you.

What You Get as an Official Come Write In Location

  • A Come Write In kit. For the cost of shipping, we’ll send you a poster, a window cling, and some bookmarks to help spread the word about the events you’re hosting during NaNoWriMo.
  • The Come Write In forum. Network and chat with other libraries, bookstores, and community centers that are hosting events.
  • Local volunteers. If you’re interested, we’ll connect you with any MLs in your area: they can help you spread the word about your events, co-host your events, and keep you in the loop regarding your region’s creative goings-on. You can also look here for a Municipal Liaison in your neck of the woods.


How to Get Involved with Come Write In

Sign up to be an official “Come Write In” location.

Need more information to help persuade your staff? Check out the Library Outreach Guide for the nitty-gritty details! Although this document is geared towards libraries, much of the information inside is useful for anyone hosting a Come Write In event.

Want to establish Come Write In on your college campus? Check out our NaNo University guide.

Want to see how other CWI locations have programmed NaNoWriMo? Check out the Come Write In tag on our blog.

Still have questions about Come Write In? Email us at


For Participants

We want to be sure you have every opportunity to meet fellow Wrimos; check out our active Come Write In locations for the year:

See a list of our 2015 Come Write In Locations.

Want your local library, bookstore, or other creative space to get involved? Send them a link to this page!