NaNoWriMo at LPLS

Released On: 10/13/2019

November is NaNoWriMo at the Lorain Public Library System!

National Novel Writing Month, or more affectionately known as NaNoWriMo, is a creative writing event in which writers of all experience levels aim to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November.

Strategic Initiatives Manager Sam Lewis said every year hundreds of thousands of people across the world set out to achieve this ambitious goal and although it started as just a writing goal, it has really evolved into a community building event for writers.

“NaNoWriMo is an event that simultaneously supports creative writing, literacy, education and community, which is something that LPLS definitely wants to encourage,” he said. “Personally, I love that NaNoWriMo encourages participants to set a goal and just go for it. Especially when it comes to writing a novel, that kind of can-do spirit is really important.”

Lewis said ongoing support of the system’s writers groups and the annual Writers Conference, there’s obviously a strong interest in writing in our communities and LPLS wants to support patrons in as many ways as possible.

“The write-ins are a great opportunity for writers to get together with each other and just work on their projects,” he said, noting some branches might supply refreshments and writing materials to spark creativity. “But the most crucial component is just a supportive and encouraging creative atmosphere.”

The write-ins will take place at the following dates and times:

  • 1 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at North Ridgeville Branch
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 at Main Library
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 6, 20 at Columbia Branch
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21 at South Lorain Branch
  • 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Avon Branch
  • 2 p.m. Nov. 8, 22 at Domonkas Branch

Patrons are encouraged to attend however many of these sessions that they would like. They are completely open to the public and there is no preregistration required.