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NaNoWriMo Write-Ins


At midnight on November 1, armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 350,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists. Why? Because November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by November 30.

“NaNoWriMo ignites people’s superheroic creative powers every year by empowering them to write their stories. It takes courage, grit, resilience—and wild imaginative leaps—to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month. Our stories save us from villainous forces that we encounter every day. Our stories determine the future of our world,” says Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NaNoWriMo.

In support of local writers, the Livermore Public Library will offer its space as a novel writing zone—a place to research, write and connect with other would-be writers.  

The Civic Center Library will host write-ins (informal gatherings where local NaNoWriMo participants get together to write and cheer each other on).  Facilitated by local writer and NaNoWriMo participant Jake LeBeau, these write-ins take place at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on November 7, November 14, November 21, and November 25 in the Small Conference Room.  No sign-up needed to attend these free write-ins.  The Civic Center Library is located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue.  

Participants are also encouraged to attend the meeting of the monthly Writers Meetup at the Civic Center Library on November 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Board Room.  They will discuss, among other things, getting started with NaNoWriMo.  Past and current participants will offer NaNoWriMo tips and advice at this Writers Meetup.  Don’t miss it!

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit  For more information about this and other library events, or call (925) 373-5500.