NaNoWriMo

Simcoe National Novel Writing Month

Join 8 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and support writers on their journey to write a novel in one month with space to write, access to wifi, computers, resources and virtual socials/write-ins and events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Ramara, and Wasaga Beach.

Hashtags: #SimcoeNaNoWriMo

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November 1-30
Virtual

Write a novel in a month during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Register with NTPL, to receive overall Simcoe NaNoWriMo program information!

Visit & Join the Official NaNoWriMo Webpage!

Be sure to visit and join the NaNoWriMo organization to get started on your writing journey. Look for New Tecumseth Public Library, and request to be NaNoWriMo buddies! “NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that believes in the transformational power of creativity. It provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.”

 

Calendar of Events

What is NaNoWriMo?

Join us for one of our introductory sessions on all things NaNoWriMo! October 27 or October 28.

Wednesday, October 27
3:30-4:30 pm
Zoom

Thursday, October 28
8:00-9:00 pm
Zoom

 

Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Join us for one or all of our weekly virtual write-ins, to be hosted by Innisfil, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Midland, Ramara and New Tecumseth Public Library. These will be a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises.

Monday, November 1
3:00-4:00 pm
Zoom

Tuesday, November 9
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

 

Wednesday, November 10
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

 

Sunday, November 14
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

Tuesday, November 16
4:00-5:00 pm
Zoom

Saturday, November 20
2:00-3:00 pm
Zoom

Thursday, November 25
2:00-3:00 pm
Zoom 

Self-Publishing

Local author Tracy L Ward will help you learn to navigate the daunting world of self-publishing.

Wednesday, November 17
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

Local Author Showcase Panel

Join us in celebrating local talent at our Local Authors & Illustrators Showcase! This event will feature a panel of talented authors and illustrators from across Simcoe County. (Hosted by the Innisfil Idea Lab & Library, Lakeshore Branch)

Thursday, November 18
6:30-8:00 pm
Innisfil Idea Lab & Library

The Art of Memoir: Getting started with your story

Guest speaker Anne Bokma will lead this memoir writing session. Hosted by Wasaga Beach Public Library.

Sunday, November 21
1:00-2:00 pm
Zoom

 

Writing Characters Readers Won’t Forget with J.L. Witterick

Learn how to build a unique character for your story or gain an appreciation of the process! Develop insight into how character development influences the narrative. Hosted by Barrie Public Library

Thursday, November 25
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Zoom

 

Failing (and Succeeding!) with NaNoWriMo

Local author Judy Penz Sheluk has participated in NaNoWriMo four times, failing each time to write a novel in a month, and yet ultimately succeeding in writing and publishing six books in six years! Join us to chat with Judy about her fifth NaNoWriMo attempt, and to share your own NaNoWriMo efforts and results.

Tuesday, November 30
2:00-3:00 pm
Zoom
 

EDITING YOUR NOVEL

Local poet, author and educator Bruce Meyers will show us the ins and outs of editing your manuscript.

Wednesday, December 1
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom