Each November, aspiring authors across the country fire up their text editors in anticipation of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The yearly event challenges writers to complete a novel-length manuscript — that’s at least 50,000 words — in a 30-day period. It’s a daunting prospect, especially considering how much time and creative energy it takes to craft a novel. Thankfully, the NaNoWriMo community is a vibrant and supportive bunch numbering in the hundreds of thousands, and participants often find the networking opportunities to be just as valuable as the challenge itself.
With that in mind, the Full Sail library is hosting weekly Write In the Library events in conjunction with this year’s festivities. The fun kicked off on November 1st, and participants are encouraged to join in the following sessions throughout the month:
- Sunday, November 6th, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday, November 13th, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday, November 20th, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
“These three events are somewhat informal,” says Stephanie Maatta, Director of Library Services. “Writers are invited to stop in anytime during the scheduled sessions. We’re providing them with a quiet place to write, support of fellow writers, research assistance if needed, and coffee to keep them going. We’ve also set aside a small selection of writing resources for consultation.”
The event will conclude with a couple of wrap parties on Thursday, December 1st, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and again at 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Attendees will be able to celebrate meeting their progress and share their experiences from the month.
For more information on the Library’s NaNoWriMo activities, head on over to Connect.