National Novel Writing Month

nanowrimoNovember is National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo for short.

NaNoWriMo is a nation-wide creative writing project that began in 1999. It challenges participants to write a novel over the course of the month of November. It’s designed to get people writing – no matter how bad they think their writing might be!

The year that NaNoWriMo started, there were just 21 participants. As of October 23rd this year, 131,559 writers had signed up to take part. The NaNoWriMo website tracks the number of words produced by each writer and compiles numbers for the whole country.

As part of NaNoWriMo, Handley Regional Library will be hosting a young writers’ program. This year, both Bowman and Handley libraries will offer NaNoWriMo “Write-Ins”. Teens can come to the library at the specific time to set goals, share progress and participate in writing-related activities. There will even be prizes up for grabs!

Youn writersOur Young Writer’s Program will be launched on Tuesday October 29th at 6:00pm at Bowman Library, and on Wednesday October 30th at 6:00pm at Handley Library.

teens writingWrite-Ins will take place at Bowman Library on November 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 6:00pm, and at Handley Library on November 6,13,20 & 27 at 6:00pm.

teengirls writingClick here to sign up for the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program and we hope to see you at one of the launches.

Happy writing!



  1. Looking for Writing Buddies… If you are attending the write-ins at Bowman Library, please look for me, Librarian Donna Hughes, to be your writing buddy. Find me with my pen name–alegritapayaso. See you soon!

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