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November is National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month at the Morse Institute Library

November is National Novel Writing Month! “One part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) celebrates its 19th year of encouraging creativity, education, and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world.”

This year we are pleased to offer talks by three local authors, designed to propel you toward the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Each talk will be followed by a write-in, so bring your favorite writing gear and get a few hundred words closer to your goal! Check out for full program information.

  • Wednesday 11/1, 11am-1pm: Kick off National Novel Writing Month with coffee, donuts and an author chat about revisions with Heidi Pitlor, author of The Daylight Marriage, followed by our first write-in!
  • Thursday 11/9, 7-9pm: Chat with Laura Woollett, author of Big Top Burning, about her “couch to 30k” approach to meeting writing goals, followed by our second NaNoWriMo write-in!
  • Saturday 11/18, 11am-1pm: Chat with published NaNoWriMo author Jennifer S. Brown, author of Modern Girls, about her tips for a successful NaNoWriMo, followed by our final write-in of the year!
  • Thursday 11/30, 7-9pm: Celebrate your National Novel Writing Month effort at the Morse Institute Library’s wrap-up party! How close did you get to 50,000 words in 30 days? Compare word counts, talk about your next steps, and maybe share a page or two of your writing! RSVP for our wrap-up party at

The Morse Institute Library is just one of the many Minuteman Library Network libraries that are hosting NaNoWriMo activities this year. Check out this flyer to see what our colleagues have in store for you [PDF]!