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National Novel Writing Month 2019


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Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2019

Do you have a story to tell? If so, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the time to make your writing dream a reality, without fear or judgement.

People from across the world are already preparing to start NaNoWriMo on the first day of November. The NaNoWriMo website provides one great way to outline a writing project, track your word count, meet new writing friends and receive encouragement and advice from established authors.

Many NaNoWriMo participants set the ambitious goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, but this isn’t mandatory to participate in write-ins and the other Idea Exchange events. The most important part of the experience is to conquer the blank page with the power of imagination, peer pressure and caffeinated beverages.

Join us for NaNoWriMo and embark on your literary adventures! Here’s what’s happening for NaNoWriMo 2019:

Plan Your Novel Writing Workshop, Saturday October 19, 1- 3pm, Hespeler  Learn the novel planning techniques of bestselling authors and get started planning your own novel ahead of NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo Launch, Saturday November 2, 2-5pm, Queen’s Square  Rev your engines for a month of fearless story-telling, meet your fellow authors and enter draws for special prizes. Whether you’re new to NaNoWriMo or a seasoned veteran, this is a perfect way to start your journey and get to know your writing community.

Write-Ins:  Get inspired to write with fellow NaNoWriMo authors. Creativity loves company.

Clemens MillWednesday November 6, 5 – 8pm

Hespeler: Thursday November 14, 2 – 5pm,

Queen’s SquareSunday November 17, 1 – 4pm

Old Post OfficeSunday November 24, 2 - 5pm

PrestonThursday November 28, 5 – 8pm

NaNoWriMo Grand Finale, Sunday December 1st, from 2-5pm, Queen's Square.  Celebrate your writing, regardless of whether you made your word count goal. This is a wonderful chance to meet up with your community of fellow authors and figure out the next steps in your writing journey. We’ll have activities to help you with revising, submitting and publishing your work.