Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month this November with the Arlington Public Library! National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo, is a movement challenging people to write 50,000 words during November. From amateur authors tackling their first projects to established writers pushing themselves for an extra-productive month, everyone is encouraged to write. The Arlington Public Library is offering several opportunities to join other writers for encouragement, support, and community-building this November.

Join us every Wednesday in November from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Library for Come Write In sessions. These open writing sessions are available to anyone! Each meeting will feature:

  1. Themed writing sessions to opt in or out of
  2.  A group tracker to track how many words each participant has written so far
  3. Word sprints to keep everyone writing
  4. Lots of great company
  5. Plenty of outlets to can keep your writing tools charged

Come Write In sessions will be on the second floor of the new Downtown Library, in the Resilience Room by the staircase.

For more formal guidance, writers are invited to The Write Stuff writing workshop on Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. Author David Eric Tomlinson will give a workshop on fighting writer’s block – just in time to stave off any mid-November writing slump, and finish the month strong.

While these writing programs are aimed at NaNoWriMo participants, all writers are welcome. No registration is required.

Putting words on a page is just the beginning, so keep an eye on the Library’s calendar for more writing events. The Write Stuff will resume in February 2019 and future sessions will address genre-specific information and how to move forward with a finished manuscript.