As autumn falls into the cozy rhythm of hot drinks and cold nights, writers across the globe challenge themselves to the unthinkable–write a novel in 30 days.
People write for a variety of reasons: health, wealth, passing along family histories and traditions, or just because. As people, we have opinions and experiences we want to share. We have personal demons we want to slay. We have imaginations that don’t sleep. All of these are valid reasons to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.
To the roughly 80% of Americans who claim they want to write a book “someday”, let someday start today.
Whether you want to write for publication or wish to remain in the writing closet for life, there is a sense of nobility and accomplishment from tackling the written word. Short stories, poetry, novels, articles, memoirs, or nitty gritty nonfiction, the writing form is endless, as are the ways in which individual writers string the 26 letters of the alphabet together–creating words, sentences, and pages.
Chapter upon chapter we become known to ourselves and to our readers. Writing is exhilarating, frustrating, and addictive.
Lucky for you, November 1st marks the start of National Novel Writing Month. Now is the time to explore your inner writer and join the ranks of like-minded people furiously penning their way toward 50,000 words.
Throughout the month, Meinders Library will host writing events beginning tonight at 6:00pm.
We invite anyone interested in the art of writing to join us this month on any or all of the following dates, regardless of whether you join NaNoWriMo or not:
- Thursday November 1 @ 6:00pm
- Sundays from 3:00pm-5:00pm
- Wednesdays from 6:00pm-8pm
Light refreshments will be served and prizes can be earned during these informal and fun meet-ups with other area writers. All ages welcome.
For more information, please use the contact form below or stop in the library and talk with Emily or Jody.
Meinders Library is a designated Come Write In! location for National Novel Writing Month.
Join the fun Saturday November 4 from 10-noon.
NaNoWriMo participants are invited to spend a few hours penning their masterpieces with other like-minded writers.
- Computers are available if needed.
- Light refreshments will be served.
- Word sprints and writing prompts provided free of charge!