National Novel Writing Month coming to McPherson Library

By KBBE News
October 17, 2017

One part writing boot camp, one part support group, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) celebrates its 19th year of encouraging creativity, education, and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world. This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. 

          The McPherson Public Library will serve as a host site this year for several writing activities for the participants of NaNoWriMo.  A Plot Storming session will be held in the library meeting room on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Participants will be joined by local writers and receive information about the program, gather resources, and create a writing plan for the month. 

          To encourage participants throughout NaNoWriMo, the library will also host “Come Write In” sessions in the meeting room every Monday in November from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Writers can bring their writing devices and resources and connect with other participants. Refreshments will be provided. 

           “NaNoWriMo gives local writers a chance to connect with and gain support from others with the same goals.  McPherson has an active writing community, but writing a novel can be a lonely and daunting undertaking.  With the in-person and online support of NaNoWriMo, these local writers can achieve their writing goal and have fun while doing it.” says Shannon Brake, Marketing and Communications Director for the library. 

          Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 384,126 participants, in 646 different regions, on six continents. Of these, more than 34,000 met the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month.   

          For additional information call the library at 245-2570 or email them at [email protected]