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Junior Author Camp!

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Would you love to be an author? Have you already started your novel? Join us on Wednesdays in November* from 4-5 PM in the Readers’ Theater to hear from working authors and artists about different kinds of writing, get tips and tricks of the trade, find inspiration, and have snacks! Program is for ages 8-12.

Nov 1: Novel Writing with author Mary O’Connell
Nov 8: Poetry Café with poet Pete Fey
Nov 15: Graphic Novel Making with Jai Nitz
Nov 29: Zine Workshop with artist Rachel Sandle

*No meeting on November 22nd!

You Up for the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

Write a novel in a month! Track your progress! Get pep talks and support! Meet fellow writers online and in person!

Every Saturday in November, join us for snacks, caffeine, and camaraderie as you make your journey through the 50,000-word marathon that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel, so get ready for a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

We’ll meet up from 4-6 PM in Meeting Room C — Teens and Adults welcome!

Teen NaNoWriMo Write-In

Is the great American novel burning inside you?  Join us in November for thirty days and nights of literary abandon in celebration of the National Novel Writing Month phenomenon!  From our Nov. 1 kickoff to the Nov. 28 finale and weekly Wednesday night write-ins in between, we’ll provide you with prompts, snacks and writers’ swag to keep your authorial flame burning all month long.

For this afternoon’s teen write-in at the library computer lab, you bring your thinking caps, and we’ll bring the computers, moral support, progress charts and plot ninjas.  Discouraged: self-doubt, self-criticism and other acts of self-bullying.  Encouraged: clunky dialogue, clichéd characters, deeply flawed plots and bragging rights.  Join Molly and other aspiring teen novelists in the computer lab and let your word count soar!


When: Saturday, November 17th
Where: Library Computer Lab
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Open to teens in 6th – 12th grades. Questions? Call (785) 843-3833 x121.


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Get Started on NaNoWriMo 2012

Is the great American novel burning inside you? Have you ever had an idea for a story, but were nervous to get started on it because you’re not a “real” writer? Then National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is for you. Join thousands of other aspiring writers who commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Many successful novels began as NaNoWriMo projects, including Marissa Meyer’s Cinder and Stephanie Perkin’s Anna and the French Kiss. You could be next!

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