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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Participate in National Novel Writing Month at the library!

National Novel Writing Month
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a creative way to encourage would-be writers to complete a novel in just 30 days. Throughout the month, our Broadmoor Branch and Cedar Grove/Line Ave. Branch will host events for you to participate in NaNoWriMo and finish the ultimate writing challenge.

Currently in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo encourages creativity through the power of writing. More than 400,000 people nationwide will be guided by this year’s theme, Superpowered Noveling, as they attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel by the end of November.

Our Broadmoor Branch will kick off NaNoWriMo on Monday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. Writers will meet in the meeting room to begin the ultimate writing challenge. Sally Hamer, freelance editor, book coach, and teacher of creative fiction writing and screenwriting at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, will present resources to help writers get started. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and network in a creative and fun environment.

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Those participating in the challenge will be able to attend NaNoWriMo write-ins at the Broadmoor Branch throughout the month. Write-ins will be held each Monday in November from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and each Saturday (with the exception of November 11) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Teens are encouraged to participate in the NaNoWriMo challenge as well. On Thursday, November 9, a novel writing program just for teens will be held at Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch. Teens age 11 to 17 are invited to “Come Write In” from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teens will learn about NaNoWriMo and how to write a novel, with helpful tips and ideas on how to plan out characters and plots. Refreshments will be provided.

“I think it will be a fun program,” said Anna Froman, Youth Services Technician. “It will be an exciting challenge for the kids, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”
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