National Novel Writing Month


National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. Each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel.

NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that supports writing fluency and education. But it's also a social network for writers like LinkedIn is for job professionals and much more. Learn more about NaNoWriMo and their Young Writers Program that supports under-18 writers and K-12 educators.


NaNoWriMo Write-In
Wednesday, Nov. 13 • 5 pm
Meeting Room H | No registration required
Drop-in, bring your laptop (or check one out at the Tech Center) and get ready to write. Coffee will be provided.

WPL Writers’ Group
Thursday, Nov. 21 • 7 pm
Meeting Room H | No registration required
Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages 18+. Whether you are an aspiring writer or a published author, whether you seek inspiration or are working on your manuscript, our community will supply you with prompts and exercises, time and space to write, and, if you so choose, the opportunity to share your work and receive constructive feedback. Meets on the third Thursday of each month. is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content. These resources are available to everyone in Illinois at no charge.