NaNoWriMo “Come Write In” events scheduled for October-December 2023
National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is held each November around the world, providing resources and community for writers. The program began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people begin to write, determined to end the month with a first draft. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists.
This fall, The Community Library will host “Come Write In” events from October to December, inviting writers of all genres, ages, and experiences to learn preparation and editing techniques, get support, and have dedicated writing time surrounded by other writers.
Here’s the full schedule:
OCTOBER – NaNoPrepMo: Learn novel preparation techniques through directed activities and lectures from published author and novel planner Jonathan E. Hernandez.
NOVEMBER – NaNoWriMo: Get support, ideas, and time to accomplish your goals at your leisure. Come for an hour or the whole time. Bring snacks, water, and your creativity!
- Wednesday, November 1, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 21, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 30, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
DECEMBER – NaNoEdMo: Learn editing techniques via directed activities and lecture. Celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo!
All events will meet in the library’s Idaho Room, and a Zoom link is available for writers to join each session virtually.
Events be moderated by NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, AJ Super, who is a local author with three science fiction books published by a small traditional press. She is also a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Association (SFWA) member.
NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. They provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people use their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page. Learn more about the writing community and get free resources for your writing from NaNoWriMo.org.