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NaNoWriMo at the Ames Free Library

Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? Known as NaNoWriMo, it began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. It’s now a worldwide phenomenon that unites writers of all ages and backgrounds to complete the task.
This year, the Ames Free Library invites you to come "write" in and join us for a series of NaNoWriMo related events. The fun kicks off in late October. In addition to these events, be sure to check out Kim's blog series on all things NaNoWriMo!
Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 PM
Learn about NaNoWriMo, discover writing resources, and get inspiration to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
Saturday, November 5 & 12 at 2:00 PM
Drop in for a mini retreat with your fellow writers! We'll have a quiet space set up for focused writing as well as an area for socializing with other writers.
Monday, November 28 at 6:00 PM
There's still time to get to 50,000 words! Join your fellow writers for an encouraging evening of writing.
Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
Come celebrate all that you accomplished in November and see a brief presentation on editing and other next steps.
Can't make it to our writers' retreats? Don't forget that there are quiet, cozy corners to be found at both the library and at Queset House. If you're free during our open hours, come on in and get some writing done! We can't wait to be part of your story.