Kick Off: Saturday October 22, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit literary crusade that encourages aspiring novelists all over the world to write a 50,000-word novel in a month.
At midnight on Nov. 1, writers from over 90 countries, poised over laptops and pads of paper, fingers itching and minds racing with plots and characters, will begin a furious adventure in fiction.
By 11:59 pm on Nov. 30, tens of thousands of them will be novelists.
NaNoWriMo is the largest writing contest in the world. In 2008, over 120,000 people took part in the free challenge. While the event stresses fun and creative exploration over publication, more than 30 novelists have had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, whose New York Times #1 Best Seller, Water for Elephants began as a NaNoWriMo novel.
Around 18% of participants “win” every year by writing 50,000 words and validating their novels on the organization’s website.
Winners receive no prizes, and no one at NaNoWriMo ever reads the manuscripts submitted. So, if not for fame or fortune, why do people do it?
Find out more at National Novel Writing Month and come out to this special kick off event.
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