DATE: October 27, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
One part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) celebrates its 19th year of encouraging creativity, education and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world.
This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people Program to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November. Throughout the month, they'll be guided by this year's theme of "Superpowered Noveling."
Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 384,126 participants, in 646 different regions, on six continents. Of these, more than 34,000 met the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month. This year, participants will be inspired by weekly "pep talks" penned by published authors, including Roxane Gay, Kevin Kwan, Julie Murphy, and Grant Faulkner. NaNoWriMo will also provides participants access to mentorship from authors including Emily X. R. Pan, Mur Lafferty and Jasmine Guillory.
For more information and to sign up for NaNoWriMo, please visit the NaNoWriMo website. For a full list of the Library's NaNoWriMo events, please see attachment at the bottom of the page.
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