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NaNoWriMo Information & Schedule of Events

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November is NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month! Do you have a novel waiting to be written? This might be the time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and share your words. 300,000 people are expected to join this annual writing marathon with the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.  It is all about quantity, creativity and output; not quality, correcting and editing. The library will celebrate this special month with information, inspiration, programs, and places for you to work on your novel.  Download this form to track your writing progress and watch your word count grow!

Stop in the library for more information, join us for a program or write-in, and go to http://www.nanowrimo.org to sign up.  Track your writing progress by downloading this form

 

Thursday, November 1: Kick Off for National Novel Writing Month from 2:00 to 8:00 pm

Participant badgeAre you ready to write? Join us at the JKPL as we kick-off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Stop in to learn more, get started writing your novel, or just to see what all the fuss is about. We will have information and handouts that explain the what and why of NaNoWriMo as well as how to get started, incentives and ideas to help you keep writing throughout the month. Stop in anytime to write or pick up information. A brief presentation explaining NaNoWriMo will be held at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm with at least one “WriMo” (person who has participated in the past) sharing their experiences.

 

Friday, November 2: Author visit with Jessica Schmitt @ 2:00pm

Person with a book B&WJessica, who is originally from Rickardsville, will share her book Monster Under My Bed. Her book is about a young lady and her experiences with a handsome but dangerous man after she moves from a small town to a larger city. Jessica will discuss her first novel and the publishing process. Books will be available for purchase from the author.

 

 

 

Friday, November 9:  NaNoWriMo Write-In @ Your Library from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

pencil & notebook paperWriters are welcome to come to the library anytime to write. The library has comfortable chairs, tables, study rooms, and WiFi. For those who might want the fun of writing in a group, the JKPL has scheduled several “Write-Ins” using one of the library’s meeting rooms. The library will provide tables, chairs, outlets, pencils, snacks, beverages, and noveling rewards. Ideas to help overcome writer’s block and to encourage more ideas will also be available. Come and go as your schedule allows.

 

 

Monday, November 12: NaNoWriMo Write-a-thon from 9:00am - 8:00pm

quill & ink potCalling all writers to come to the library for an all day write-a-thon! Bring your pad and pencil or laptop and come write within “literary” surroundings. The library will have visual aids, books and magazines, and helpful hints from other authors. As a part of these literary surroundings, someone will be available at various times throughout the day to help brainstorm, add more excitement to your novel, or help bring characters to life. Registration is required if you are wanting writing advice so call now to book your time! So come and be inspired from opening to closing, and let the library be a help!

 

 

Thursday, November 15:  NaNoWriMo Write-In @ Groovy Grounds from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffee cup in black & whiteCome to Groovy Grounds Coffee Shop to write this evening and get free coffee courtesy of the library.  NaNoWriMo participants must have a badge from the library to show in order to receive free coffee.  Badges can be picked up at the library.

 

 

 

Saturday, November 17:  NaNoWriMo Write-Ins @ Your Library

pencil & notebook paperWriters are welcome to come to the library anytime to write. The library has comfortable chairs, tables, study rooms, and WiFi. For those who might want the fun of writing in a group, the JKPL has scheduled several “Write-Ins” using one of the library’s meeting rooms. The library will provide tables, chairs, outlets, pencils, snacks, beverages, and noveling rewards. Ideas to help overcome writer’s block and to encourage more ideas will also be available. Come and go as your schedule allows.

November 17 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
November 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
November 20 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
November 26 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 

Friday, November 30: NaNoWriMo Last Chance Lock-In from 5:00 pm to midnight

For those people needing space and time to finish their 50,000 words, the library is offering the chance to sign up to be “locked in” at the library. WriMos will have the time and quiet to finish those last few words to make the midnight deadline. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration required by 5:00 pm on November 30.