Keene Public Library is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nonprofit event encouraging kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a novel in November. Keene Public Library will offer a dedicated and welcoming place to write with "Write-Ins" to be held each Saturday, November 5 through December 3, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. WriMos and others can bring a laptop or paper and pen and WRITE. The library invites all aspiring and veteran writers can get together and simultaneously pen NaNo masterpieces. The library has scheduled a meeting room, so there is room to write. Simple refreshments and inspiration will be provided.
NaNoWriMo participants pledge to write 50,000 words monthly, starting from scratch and reaching "The End" by November 30. There are no judges and no prizes. The 50,000-word challenge has a beautiful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity," says NaNoWriMo Founder (and multiple NaNoWriMo winners) Chris Baty. "When you write for quantity instead of quality, you get both. Also, it's a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month."
Young people can also take the NaNoWriMo challenge. The Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years of age and younger to set reasonable yet challenging word-count goals.
All programs at the Keene Public Library are free and open to the public. Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street, Keene, N.H. for more information, please call (603) 352-0157.