!Twitter !

Studio-NI (NI's Largest Arts Group)

Northern Ireland Novel-Writing Month

Studio NI, Northern Ireland's Arts & Culture charity, is promoting a series of novel-related events in November as part of National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) .

Studio NI's 2017 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Tuesday 31st October 2017 - NINoWriMo kick-off at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 5th November 2017 - Write-In at Costa Coffee, Foyleside Shopping Centre, LegenDerry, from 3-5pm.
  • Monday 6th November 2017 - Write-In at McHugh's Bar, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm. In association with Shooters in the Pub.
  • Tuesday 7th November 2017 - Write-In at Kiwi Brew Bar, Portrush, from 6pm til 8pm. In association with North Coast Film Creators.
  • Wednesday 8th November 2017 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 9th November 2017 - Write-In at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 12th November 2017 - Write-In at Granny Annies, Enniskillen, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 16th November 2017 - Write-In at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 19th November 2017 - Write-In at Canal Court Hotel, Newry, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 26th November 2017 - Write-In at New York Inn, Portstewart, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Monday 4th December 2017 - TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at McHughs Bar, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm

    Studio NI's 2016 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Monday 31st October 2016 - NINoWriMo kick-off at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 6pm til 8pm.
  • Wednesday 2nd November 2016 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 6th November 2016 - Write-In at LegenDerry, Wetherspoons on the Diamond, from 3-5pm.
  • Monday 7th November 2016 - Write-In at McHugh's Bar, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm. In association with Shooters in the Pub.
  • Wednesday 10th November 2016 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 13th November 2016 - Write-In at Enniskillen, Wetherspoons (Linen Hall), from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 20th November 2015 - No Write-In because of date clash with Yellow Fever Film Festival
  • Wednesday 23rd November 2016 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 27th November 2016 - Write-In at The York, Portstewart, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 30th November 2016 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Monday 5th December 2015, 7pm TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at McHughs Bar, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm

    Studio NI's 2015 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Saturday 31st October 2015 - NINoWriMo kick-off at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 6pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 1st November 2015 - Write-In at York Hotel, Portstewart, from 3-5pm.
  • Monday 2nd November 2015 - Write-In at McHugh's Bar, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm. In association with Shooters in the Pub.
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2015 - Write-In at Gillen's Bar, Ballymoney, from 6pm til 8pm. In association with North Coast Film-makers Collective.
  • Wednesday 4th November 2015 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 8th November 2015 - Write-In at Canal Court Hotel, Newry, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 11th November 2015 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Saturday 14th November 2015 - Write-In at Chimes Coffee Shop, Portadown, from 2-6pm.
  • Sunday 15th November 2015 -
  • Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday 22nd November 2015 - Write-In at Wetherspoons, The Diamond, LegenDerry, from 3-5pm.
  • Wednesday 25th November 2015 - Write-In at Crescent Arts Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th November 2015 - Last Day Catch-Up 24-hour Write-In at Causeway Cafe, Donegal Road, Belfast, 3pm til 3pm.
  • Monday 7th December 2015, 7pm TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at McHughs Bar, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm

    Studio NI's 2013 and 2014 NI NoWriMo events were part of the Titans of Ulster Festival (2013) & (2014)

    Studio NI's 2012 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Wednesday 24th October 2012 - NINoWriMo kick-off at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 1st November 2012 - Write-In at Cloth Ear, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm. In association with Belfast Comic Creators.
  • Monday 5th November 2012 - Write-In at McHugh's Bar, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm. In association with Shooters in the Pub.
  • Wednesday 7th November 2012 - Write-In at The Long Room, Bar 12, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm. In association with The Other ones.
  • Wednesday 14th November 2012 - Write-In at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 21st November 2012 - Write-In at Sinnamon Coffee Shop, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 28th November 2012 - Write-In at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 29th November 2012 - Meet-up at Bangor Library, Bangor, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Friday 30th November 2012 - Last Day Catch-Up Write-In at Sinnamon Coffee Shop, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Monday 3rd December 2012, 6pm TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at McHughs Bar, Belfast, from 6pm til ...
  • Thursday 6th December 2012, 7pm Belfast Comic Creators at Cloth Ear, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.

    For more info on Northern Ireland Novel-Writing Month, please see:

    Studio NI's 2011 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Wednesday 26th October 2011 - NINoWriMo kick-off at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 2 November 2011 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 3 November 2011 - Write-In at Cloth Ear, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Saturday 5 November 2011 - Write-In for Derry-Londonderry NaNoWriMo, Bloom's Cafe, Verbal Arts Centre 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 9 November 2011 - Guest Speaker Gerard Brennan at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 16 November 2011 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 23 November 2011 - Guest Speaker Ian McDonald at Morton Community Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 30 November 2011 - Last Day Catch-Up Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday December 1st, 7pm Belfast Comic Creators at Cloth Ear, City Centre, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday December 7th, 6pm TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at Sinnamon Coffee Shop, Botanic Avenue, Belfast, from 6pm til ...

    Studio NI's 2010 NI NoWriMo events included:

  • Thursday 28th October 2010 - Book Launch for "Blood of Thrones" and NINoWriMo kick-off at Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 3 November 2010 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 4 November 2010 - Guest Speaker Richard Crawford at Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 10 November 2010 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 11 November 2010 - Guest Speaker Wayne Simmons at Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 17 November 2010 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Thursday 18 November 2010 - Guest Speaker Ian McDonald at Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast, from 7pm til 9pm.
  • Wednesday 24 November 2010 - Write-In at Bar 12, Belfast, 7pm til 9pm.
  • Sunday December 5th, 3pm TGIO (Thank G*d It's Over) at Caffe Nero, Fountain St, Belfast


  • Tuesday 3rd November 2009 - An Evening With George RR Martin at McHughs Bar, Belfast City Centre, from 6pm til late.
  • Friday 13th November 2009 - Richard Crawford's Novel-writing Masterclass at Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast from 7pm till 9pm.

    Good luck!