Meghan, Queen's Square | October 1, 2018
Writing is its own reward.
– Henry Miller
If you’re someone who has always wanted to share your stories, there’s no better time than National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to embrace your creativity and the joy of putting words on the page, without fear or judgement.
People from across the world celebrate NaNoWriMo throughout the month of November. It’s a time when writers of all stripes are invited to band together and write 50,000 words in 30 days, conquering the blank page with the power of imagination, peer pressure and caffeinated beverages.
50,000 words in 30 days for NaNoWriMo may seem unmanageable at first, but if you break it down, it’s only an average of 1,667 words per day. Some days you probably write that amount in texts and emails! Just imagine if that energy were turned towards a story you love…
Join us for NaNoWriMo and fill your November with literary adventures:
Writing Workshop - Liars, Cheats and Thieves: Creating Colourful Characters led by author Larry Brown, Sat. Oct. 27th, 1 – 4pm, Queen’s Square. Every amazing story hinges on unforgettable characters and in this workshop, you’ll build the heroes and villains whose adventures will keep you busy throughout NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo Launch, Thurs. Nov. 1st, 6-8pm, Queen’s Square. Rev your engines for a month of fearless story-telling. 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 Mill – Thurs. Nov. 8, 6 - 8pm
Hespeler – Sat. Nov. 17, 2 - 4pm
Old Post Office – Tues. Nov. 20, 6 - 8pm
Preston – Tues. Nov. 27, 6 - 8pm
NaNoWriMo Grand Finale, Sat. Dec. 1st, from 2-4pm, Queen’s Square. Celebrate your writing success, win special book covers in the Cover Art Contest and get ideas from a panel of experts on editing your work, getting published and keeping up your writing habit.
At our NaNoWriMo Grand Finale event, we will be hosting a panel with two well-known authors, Claire Tacon and Pamela Mulloy: