NaNoWriMo

Simcoe National Novel Writing Month

Join 6 Simcoe County libraries as they celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November 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 programs/events. Participating Libraries include; Barrie, Clearview, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, and Tay Township. 

Hashtags: #SimcoeNaNoWriMo

Register

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?

Pre-recorded Video

Join Sara, a 20 time NaNoWriMo participant as she explains what NaNoWriMo is, who can participate and the benefits of accepting this writing challenge!

Simcoe NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

Join us for one or all of our virtual write-ins, to be hosted by various Simcoe County Libraries. These will be a chance for writers to chat about their projects and their writing processes, and to engage in various writing exercises.

(More coming soon!)

Wednesday, November 16
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

Barrie Public Library Hosts

Wednesday, November 23
7:00-8:00 pm
Zoom

 New Tecumseth Public Library hosts

Tuesday, November 29
5:30-6:30 pm
Zoom

 Innisfil IdeaLab & Library Hosts

Out of Your Comfort Zone

How to Make the Most of Author Events

Tuesday, November 8

7:00-8:00 pm 

Hybrid (Zoom or in-person)

One of the most effective ways to sell books is face-to-face. Learn from Colleen Winter how to find events, optimize your set up, engage readers, and sell books!

Zoom

In-Person

Pathway to Publishing

with Krista White

Thursday, November 24

7:00-8:00 pm 

Zoom

Local author Krista White shares her journey from short story writing to published novel. Hosted by Essa Public Library.

Local Author Showcase and Book Fair

Saturday, November 19

1:00-3:00 pm

Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre

Connect with local authors during our Local Author Showcase and Book Fair. Authors will speak on the main stage between 1:30-2:30pm, and sell books from their booths before, during and after. Hear their stories and purchase their titles, just in time for December holiday gift giving!

Featuring:

  • J.C. Kavanagh: The Twisted Climb – A Bright Darkness
  • Peter Pontsa: Outfoxed
  • Cassidy Stroud: One Little Coin
  • Tyneisha Thomas: Bearing Fruit
  • Ann McCallum: A Holy Calling
  • Lynn Rae: The F Book
  • Tricia Daniels: Refusing to Expire and Behind the Tangerine Door
  • Andrew Jollymore: Born to be Knighted
  • Joe Hamilton: Dust in the Wind
  • June Wilson: More Than a Bootlegger’s Daughter
  • Kara Darnley: The Entrapment
  • Hugh Russel: Traitors Brand, To Kill Kat & Kat in Harm’s Way
  • Sean Patrick Dolan: My Father’s Secret
  • Kayt Bryans: Collective Uprising: Awakening
  • Dr. Tracey Teasdale: Peake Performance Made Simple
  • Tina Haller: Feed Your Soul
  • Annette Chiappe: Love, Kindess & Compassion, Vol. 1, 2 & 3
  • Joyce Ernyes: Letters from Sugar
  • Diane Bator: Dead Man’s Doll
  • Mike Madill: The Better Part of Some Time
  • Raimo Strangis: With Little Means
  • The Wordsmiths: The Wordsmiths – a collection of short stories and poetry, volume 1

Writer’s Space

Looking for a quiet place to do your writing? Writer’s Space will be provided at various locations during Simcoe NaNoWriMo. 

Date Time Location
Tues. Nov 1 2-4 pm Port McNicoll Branch, Tay Public Library
Wed. Nov. 2 2-4 pm Victoria Harbour Branch, Tay Public Library
Thu. Nov. 3 2-4 pm Waubaushene Branch, Tay Public Library
Tue. Nov. 8 2-4 pm Port McNicoll Branch, Tay Public Library
Wed. Nov. 9 2-4 pm Victoria Harbour Branch, Tay Public Library
Thu. Nov. 10 2-4 pm Waubaushene Branch, Tay Public Library
Tue. Nov. 15 2-4 pm Port McNicoll Branch, Tay Public Library
Wed. Nov. 16 2-4 pm Victoria Harbour Branch, Tay Public Library
Thu. Nov. 17 2-4 pm Waubaushene Branch, Tay Public Library
Tue. Nov. 22 2-4 pm Port McNicoll Branch, Tay Public Library
Wed. Nov. 23 2-4 pm Victoria Harbour Branch, Tay Public Library
Thu. Nov. 24 2-4 pm Waubaushene Branch, Tay Public Library
Tue. Nov. 29 2-4 pm Port McNicoll Branch, Tay Public Library
Wed. Nov. 30 2-4 pm Victoria Harbour Branch, Tay Public Library