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NaNoWriMo Is Here!

Published on Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:59am
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place in November. During this time, participants are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Not only is it a lot of fun, it is also a great way to reach your goals and connect with your community. In support of NaNoWriMo, Mid-Continent Public Library branches will be hosting write-in events all month long.

Get in the spirit by attending the NaNoWriMo Kick-Off party on November 1, and by the end of the day on November 4, send your final word count from the first day (November 1) to The Story Center’s Publication Manager, Dave Burns (dburns@mymcpl.org), for your chance to win the NaNoWriMo Writing Belt! We will also be giving out book bundles, buttons, and more. In fact, at participating locations, the writer who writes the most words will win a glow-in-the-dark medal, and the MCPL branch that has the highest number of words written by customers will receive a golden typewriter! 

Aside from write-ins, The Story Center is hosting two special events. On Saturday, November 9, join us for the Publishing Panel: Traditional, Self, and Hybrid to learn about your publishing options. The panel includes Charlie Upchurch, an audiobook editor at Andrews McMeel Publishing; Dan Stratman, the self-published author of Mayday!; Donna Keith, a Woodneath Press-published children’s book author; and Angela Cervantes, the traditionally published author of Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring.

Later in the month, we continue to celebrate authors and their stories by hosting the Sixth Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, November 23. Check out the list of attending authors. During this event, The Story Center will be running a scavenger hunt that enters participants into a raffle for a prize.

Lastly, all MCPL branches will come together to celebrate our customers’ NaNoWriMo accomplishments on Wednesday, December 4, at the NaNoWriMo Wrap Party. There will be pizza, games, an open mic, a guest speaker, and more.

Now go write!

Shannon T.
The Story Center

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