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Event logistics and zoom links are posted in our regional forum -- note: you will need to log into the nanowrimo.org forums to see these.
2021 Google Calendar Events
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 eighth Library Crawl (following 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). Don't know what a write-in is? See All About Write-ins.
You may visit the calendar source: Naperville google calendar
- Kick-off party: Oct 30, 1-3 PM
- Nov 1st, midnight: Start Writing! (midnight-6 am)
- Write-ins: see naperwrimo.org/events
- The Great Race!: Nov 13
- All Day Write-In: Nov 13, 10am-6 pm
- Mid-Month Social Break: Nov 13 9-10 am
- Nov 30th, 11:59 PM -- Stop Writing!
- Thank Goodness It's Over: Dec 4th, 1-3 pm
2021 Preparatory Workshops
- Nichols Library (Naperville), 1-3 pm, Saturdays, October 9, 16, 23
National Novel Writing Month is a free, annual event each November to encourage people to write a 50,000+ word first draft of their novel. Anyone age 13+ can register at nanowrimo.org to participate. The Nichols Library, in collaboration with NaperWriMo, sponsors three preparatory workshops: October 9, 16, and 23, from 1-3 pm. Registration is required to receive the web conference link (due to the ongoing pandemic and NaNoWriMo policies for 2021, these events will be virtual; see naperwrimo.org/events to register and for the latest logistics).
- October 9th: From idea to outline. This interactive workshop will help you explore where your ideas come from, the craft of story structure and character design, and exercises on novel story outlining. - Tim Yao
- October 10th: How to Write A Novel When You Have No Plot - Jenny Johnson
- October 16th: Story Wall Party. Need help fleshing out your story ideas? We will have breakout groups to take your story ideas to the next level. - Sam McAdams
- October 23rd: Worldbuilding: It’s not just for sci-fi/fantasy. Come join a discussion on the importance of worldbuilding for contemporary fiction as well as science fiction/fantasy. - Jennifer Bauer
- See NaNoWriMo workshops
Slack channel events
- NaNoWriMo Kick-off October 29,2022 - 1-3 PM
- NaNoWriMo All Day Write-in November 12,2022 -10 AM - 6 PM
- NaNoWriMo TGIO December 10,2022 - 1-3 PM
Nichols Library (NPL) 2021 Dates
These events will be virtual
- Write-ins 1-4:30 pm, Sundays in November (Nov 7, 14, 21, 28)
Journey 2022 dates
- Saturday, January 8 (noon-3 pm)
- Saturday, Feb 12 (noon-3 pm)
- Saturday, March 12 (noon-3 pm)
- Saturday, April 9 (noon - 3 pm)
- Saturday, May 14 (noon-3 pm)
- Saturday, June 11 (noon-3 pm)
- Saturday, September 10 (noon-3 pm)
- NOTE: All Journey events will be online-only
Shakespeare Reader's Theatre
- Saturday, Feb 19 1-3 PM
Writer's Voice Workshop
- Saturday, June 18, 1-4 PM