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What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month


October 14, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm


Staley Conference Room




NaNoWriMo is the shortening of National Novel Writing Month, an internet-based project focused on bringing together a community of creative writers to inspire, encourage and support the writing process. The project began in 1999 with 21 writers and has grown to over 200,000 participants. Almost 400 NaNoWriMo novels have been published through historic publishing houses, like Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Double Day. Additionally, more than 200 have been published through smaller publishers. The project is credited with the beginnings of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, WOOL by Hugh Howey, and Cinder by Marissa Meyer, just to name a few!

Decatur Public Library invites aspiring authors to stop by and learn more about how they can participate, share ideas and support, and connect with other local writers in our community.