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Did you know…

Oct 12, 2017

….About 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, NaNoWriMo expects nearly 500,000 people to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of November.

In 2016, NaNoWriMo welcomed over 400,000 participants in 633 different regions on six continents. Of these, more than 40,000 met the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month.

This November, over 900 Municipal Liaisons (MLs) will coordinate hundreds of local, in-person writing events, working with local businesses, libraries, and community centers to bring creative writing into cities and regions across the globe. To be a part of the writing group for NWA, visit https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-arkansas-fayetteville-nwa. There you can see the scheduled meetups, talk on the forums with other writers about your ideas and see what others are coming up with!

If you’re interested, there will be several chances to meet with fellow writers throughout NWA. To kick off NaNoWriMo, there will be a meeting on October 31st at United Campus Ministry in Fayetteville from 8pm-1am. From November 1st, the group will have several chances during the week for people to meet, including here at Rogers Public Library! On November 10th, RPL will host a NaNoWriMo Overnighter starting at 5:30 pm and it ends whenever the last person decides they’ve had enough! There are more awesome opportunities if you’ve only got a few hours here and there; see below for the scheduled days throughout the month of November:

Tuesdays:  University of Arkansas Library 5pm – 9pm

Wednesday:  Black Apple Crossing (Springdale) 6pm – 9pm
Mama Carmens (Fayetteville) 5:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday:  Rogers Public Library 6pm – 9pm (Closed November 23rd)

Saturday:  Iron Horse (Rogers) 10am – 2pm
Mama Carmens (Fayetteville) 10am – 2pm

Sunday:  Starbucks (14th and Walton, Bentonville) 2pm – 6pm