On November 16th, 22 writers came to spin tales and create stories. Writers ranged from age 11 on up, and everyone had a great time sharing ideas, tips, and snacks, all in the name of Nanowrimo.
Nanowrimo, for those who don’t know, is the shortened version of National Novel Writing Month. It’s been going on for over 10 years, and has grown immensely in the past few. The goal is to write 50k words on a novel manuscript during the 30 days of November. That boils down to 1667 words/day – no mean feat. Most of the attendees to our program were already in the process of writing their novel, and used the library’s wifi and space to inspire them onward toward their goal.
We also had some local teen writers creating stories. Using the library’s laptops, they crafted tales. I was lucky enough to read a couple of them, and have to say – they were pretty good. There was a lot of enthusiasm and talent around the tables, to be sure.
The reaction was great – lots of people came into the library who had never been there. One of the writers told me she’d come back next week to write on her own in our reading room. If ever there was an inspiring room to write in, the adult reading room is it.
Check out some additional photos in the gallery.