A Book Barn is excited to be on the list of Write In locations this year! Our upstairs seating areas will be open for NaNoWriMo participants during our normal business hours for the entire month of November, and if you have a group of 3 or more and would like to reserve one of the table areas for a special Write In event with your friends and writing-accountability partners, please contact us and we can make that happen!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Launched in 1999, NaNoWriMo inspires its 300,000+ participants with pep talks, a huge and supportive online community, and a host of web-based writing tools.
The Young Writers Program (YWP) offers an educator-friendly version of NaNoWriMo for kids and teens. In 2014, more than 100,000 students and educators participated. You can learn more about the YWP below.
Additionally, volunteers called Municipal Liaisons (MLs) in more than 600 regions organize local writing events and get-togethers that transform novel-writing into an achievable and fun community endeavor.
Our local groups are always on the lookout for places to gather and write. While cafes can be crowded and expensive, and homes can rarely accommodate large writing groups, libraries are the perfect hub for these grassroots communities of writers. Libraries that have opened their doors to NaNoWriMo groups in the past have seen some wonderful and unexpected results.
NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities.
NaNoWriMo 2015 Calendars
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