NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

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National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small nonprofit, NaNoWriMo, has inspired a global event of epic proportions! Fifty thousand words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Turn off your inner editor, and win!

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation, or any other writing project (creative or otherwise), but could use a bit of support from the collective energy of fellow students or colleagues to help you stay focused and provide some inspiration? NaNoWriMo isn’t just for novels anymore — be a NaNoWriMo “Rebel,” and work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, screenplay, etc., and possibly find some new writing buddies along the way!

The amazing team over at NaNoWriMo created a worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead toward their word count goals during their quest to win this book-in-a-month contest. Novelist or academic, all writers are welcome. NaNoWriMo.org is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and I would love to share that global creative spirit with you!

Come Write In, Doe Library:

November 3, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 10, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 17, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 24, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
December 1, 1-4 p.m. (We Did It Party!), Room 180 Doe

Sign up at NaNoWriMo.org, and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events in our area and beyond.

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 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu

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