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Come Write-In at Meinders Library

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResNaNoWriMo is an online contest/support network that helps writers around the world furiously pen their way toward creating the next Great American Novel.

During the month of November, area writers will gather together at Write-In locations to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Meinders Community Library (and at least one of the librarians here) will be competing in this quirky, yet satisfying contest.

Several high profile novels are a product of NaNoWriMo, proving that hard work and a quirky contest can pay off. You won’t know if you are capable of joining the ranks of published writers unless and until you get that first draft done.

Successful NaNo authors include:

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
  • 6, 7, and 8. Cinder , Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer.

If you–or someone you know–has always wanted to write a novel, you/they are welcome to join us for camaraderie, light refreshments, support, writing prompts, and time away from the rest of the world to write.

For young writers, NaNoWriMo offers the Young Writers Program where youth get to set their own writing goals for the month.

Kick off for National Novel Writing Month will take place on Friday, November 1, at noon. Over the lunch hour, writers can stop by, sign up, write, talk, and get started on their NaNo project. 

The dates for Meinders Write-Ins are as follows:

  • Sundays November 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Thursdays November 7, 14, and 21 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

If NaNoWriMo feels a bit daunting, we also offer a writer’s group that meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You are welcome to stop by and immerse yourself in the written word.

Click here for more information on NaNoWriMo.

happy writing~ Jody


Meinders Community Library is a combined school and public library that serves the residents of Pipestone County in Southwestern Minnesota. It is part of the Plum Creek Library System.