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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.
2022 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 29, 1-3 PM
- Nov 1st - Start Writing! (on your own)
- Write-ins: see naperwrimo.org/logistics
- The Great Race!: Nov 12, 1-3 PM
- Mid-Month Social Break: Nov 12, 3-4 PM
- All Day Write-In: Nov 19, 8 AM - 4 PM
- Nov 30th, 11:59 PM -- Stop Writing!
- Thank Goodness It's Over: Dec 10th, 1-3 pm
2022 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 8, 15, and 22, from 1-3 pm. Registration is required to receive the web conference link; a limited number of in-person spots are available through Nichols Library (separate registration).
- Oct 8th from 1-3pm: Compare and Contrasting the Hero’s / Heroine’s Journey (Jenny, Johnson Jenn Bauer). Hero’s journey: single protagonist coming into their own. Heroine’s journey: building the team (Harry Potter, Ocean’s 11). Virtual Registration Link - [In-person Registration https://napervillepl.librarycalendar.com/event/nanowrimo-preparatory-workshop-comparing-and-contrasting-herosheroines-journeyLink]() (fill out the form at the bottom of the page)
- Oct 15th from 1-3pm: Learning from the Masters (Sam McAdams, Tim Yao). Let the lessons from master novelists and screenwriters inspire your preparations for NaNoWriMo. Virtual Registration Link - In-person Registration Link (fill out the form at the bottom of the page)
- Oct 22nd from 1-3pm: Story Wall Party (Sam McAdams) Only have some of what you need for NaNoWriMo? Let your fellow NaNo participants serve as a sounding board to generate new plot twists, ask inspiring questions, and help you get ready for November! Virtual Registration Link - In-person Registration Link (fill out the form at the bottom of the page).
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) 2022 Dates
These events will be virtual
- Oct 8,Oct 15,Oct 22 1-3 PM Saturday workshops
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