When: Throughout November
Where: Alameda Main Library; 1550 Oak Street; Alameda, CA
What: Calling all writers! November is the time to let your inner novelist shine. In a challenge called Nanowrimo, participants commit to writing 50,000 words in the space of a month. The challenge can be taken part of in private or in public, with many events across the world organized in order to inspire the next generation of writers.
Writers created Nanowrimo in 1999 because they believed stories matter. In 2005, the organization became a 501(c)3 nonprofit so that it could continue its mission of empowering future novelists. Boasting of hundreds of thousands of participants, the event has resulted in the publication of many works, such as Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Hugh Howey's Wool. For more information about the organization, click here.
50,000 words is a great challenge. In order to motivate Alamedans to achieve that goal, the Alameda Main Library will be hosting spaces for those who wish to participate. Sponsored by the Alameda Free Library Writer's group, a write-in will be held in the library on Saturday, November 25th from 10AM to 1PM. Those interested need only show up with a laptop or pen
and paper. For more information, call 510-747- 7713.
Participation in the event is completely free-- the only cost is the time you will spend pursuing your passion. Of course, going to the Alameda Free Library is not a requirement. The challenge can be done completely from home-- it is all entirely up to the writer.
Interested in writing for more than just November? Check out the Alameda Library Writer's Group here. They meet every second Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM at the Alameda Free Library on Oak Street. For those who want to connect with other writers, click here.
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