JJC Library Participating in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with Special Events

All aspiring novelists are invited to participate in National Novel Writing Month’s (NaNoWriMo) “Come Write In” events at the Joliet Junior College Library (second floor of A-Building) this November on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Rd. in Joliet. 

The JJC Library will offer four “Come Write In” sessions in November.  Participants will have access to a quiet writing room with computers, plus seating in a collaborative space with tables. There will be free warm beverages (please bring a covered mug or tumbler) and snacks, plus door prizes for attendees.

“Come Write In” Sessions:

  • 1: 7-10 p.m.
  • 8: 8-10 p.m.
  • 15: 7-10 p.m.
  • 29: 7-10 p.m.

During the Nov. 15 workshop, JJC employee and three-time NaNoWriMo winner Samantha Ritz will be available to offer writing prompts, games, and advice to participants.

NaNoWriMo is a global event. Participants, often called Pantsers or Planners, (depending on their organizational style) set a goal to write a minimum of 50,000 words by the end of the month, making a commitment to finish a novel. To participate and track word counts for NaNoWriMo, writers must register at www.nanowrimo.org: however, it is not necessary to register in order to participate in any NaNoWriMo activities at JJC.

The NaNoWriMo’s website states that the “Come Write In (CWI) program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel.”

For more information on NaNoWriMo, visit https://nanowrimo.org/come-write-in

Additionally, the JJC Library is hosting a special author event on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. with Daniel Rosenberg, the 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Contest Winner.

Rosenberg will talk about his book, “The Towers Still Stand,” the STBF experience and offer tips and advice as a self-published author. There will be 10 signed copies of Rosenberg’s book given out as door prizes.

For more information on these events, call or email (815) 280-2344 or librarian@jjc.edu .

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