This newsletter is, at the same time, an epilogue, a work-in-progress and an opening. The epilogue of a year, and of a too long and complicated period of the pandemic, in line with the best speculative fiction. Even so, for Writing Urban Places it was a year rich in knowledge and experience, from the distance and on-screen meetings and webinars to the opening of live activities, that was achieved at the Training School in Tallinn and, finally, in a hybrid format, to the mid-term conference in Porto.