The Lyndon Carnegie Library will be hosting writing themed events for aspiring authors of all ages during October and November in celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Come Wednesday, October 17th for “How to Write a Novel,” an interactive workshop on novel writing with two-time NaNoWriMo winner Ariel Sonsteng. The program is in two parts for two age-groups: elementary and middle school students are welcome from 3:30-4:30, and teens through adults are welcome from 5:00-6:00 to participate in story-building activities and Q&A about NaNoWriMo. Then Wednesday November 14th from 3:30-7:30 the library will have an all ages, come-and-go as-you-please writing party. Light snacks will be provided, along with plenty of encouragement and fun for NaNoWriMo participants.

National Novel Writing Month is one part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party. Each year for the past 20 years, intrepid aspiring authors have joined forces during November to take on the challenge of NaNoWriMo: Write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Can it be done? “Yes!” say the hundreds of thousands of novelists that participate each year. Not all may reach that oh-so-lofty word goal, but NaNoWriMo allows participants to step out of the everyday, open their mind to the possibilities, and create new worlds with people from around the globe. And last year, out of 394,507 participants, 58,000 did meet their goal. The words may have been messy, clunky, even ugly at times, but a novel is made in the revisions, and to revise you must write that first very, VERY rough draft. NaNoWriMo believes that everyone’s story matters. Find your voice, achieve your creative goals, and build new worlds this November with National Novel Writing Month.

If you are curious about National Novel Writing Month, how you can get involved locally and worldwide, and write the first draft of the novel you’ve always meant to write, find more information at,, or email Ariel at with any questions.

Please note change in Red for October Calendar.

Please note change in Red for October Calendar.

We needed to change the Oil Class from Tuesday the 16th to Thursday the 18th.  Sorry for any confusion.  Genea


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