2017 Events

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2017 Google Calendar Events

Welcome to the events page for NaperWriMo, the USA::Illinois::Naperville region of National Novel Writing Month.

Location: see location maps Be sure to bookmark http://naperwrimo.org/events that will always point to the latest Events page. This year will be the fourth Library Crawl (following 2014, 2015 and 2016). Don't know what a write-in is? See All About Write-ins.

Slack channel events

See the information on our Slack-based regional chatroom.

Naperville Municipal Center 2017 Dates

  • Kick-off, Lunch room, Saturday, October 28, 2017: 11:30 AM-3 PM
  • All-Day-Write-In, Lunch room, November 18, 2017 from 8 AM-3 PM
  • TGIO, Lunch room, Saturday, December 9th, 2017: 11:30 AM-3 PM

Naperville Municipal Center 2018 Dates

Note: these are the 2018 dates for planning purposes

  • October 27 - Lunchroom from 11:30 am - 3 pm
  • November 17 - Meeting Room B from 8 am to 3 pm
  • December 8 - Lunchroom from 11:30 am to 3 pm

Naperville Public Library Dates 2017

  • The fall write-ins are 1:30-4:30 pm on Sunday afternoons in November: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • The preparatory workshops are 1-3 pm Saturday October 7, Sunday October 15 and Saturday, October 21 (topics TBD)
    • Kira Swanson
    • Anna Gabrielli
    • Jenny Johnson

Glen Ellyn Public Library Preparatory Workshop 2017

  • Saturday, October 14, 1-4 PM
  • Sam McAdams, facilitator

Do you have a great idea for a novel, but are looking for help on how it should start? Have you created an amazing new world and a long list of interesting characters, but are in desperate need of a plot? Is there a story burning inside you, but you’re not sure how to turn it into a novel? Is your story mostly planned, but there are still a few nagging issues you want resolved before you start writing? If you answered yes to any of these questions or are looking for ideas to help complete your novel planning, come out to the Story Wall Party. During this brainstorming event, participants will present their novel plans/ideas and receive advice on anything they’re struggling with. Come prepared with note cards or visuals to quickly describe your novel ideas and explain your trouble spots. Then let the brainstorming begin.