Come write in! Join us for this year’s NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month! Every November the online writing community celebrates NaNoWriMo with a challenge: On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Come Write In! nights
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Library Small Meeting Room
Come Write In at the library as you work toward 50,000 words. We’ll reserve the space and provide the caffeine. You bring the creativity! Work with fellow writers, brainstorm ideas, or just enjoy the company!
What is NaNoWriMo?
Starting in 1999 with 21 people in the San Francisco Bay area wanting to get together, NaNoWriMo has undergone many changes over the past 18 years. In 2013, NaNoWriMo counted 310,000 adult novelists with an additional 89,500 young writers. Becoming an international nonprofit novel-writing organization took a lot of work and growth over the years, but with support from writing lovers, NaNoWrimo has become an annual event that numerous people have participated in. Learn more about the history of NaNoWriMo from its founders. (https://nanowrimo.org/history)
Beyond NaNoWriMo, the organization also has created The Young Writers Program that promotes “writing fluency, creative education, and the pure joy of novel-writing in K-12 classrooms.” Camp NaNoWriMo is another program from the organization, this being a virtual retreat that offers tools, resources, and a community for any writing project. Finally, the Come Write In program is designed to encourage writing spaces around local communities. Libraries, coffee stores, and bookstores are the target locations for this program. Being a registered Come Write In location provides writers to come together and work, brainstorm, and write with a community and support.
Pauline Haass Public Library is excited to be participating in NaNoWriMo as a Come Write In location and invites all writers to join us!
If you’d like to participate as a NaNoWriMo member, visit the official NaNoWriMo website to register, however, you do not need to be registered to attend the Come Write In dates at the library.
We hope to see you soon, pen (or laptop) in hand! Let the writing begin!