Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Write Your Story

It's HWPL’s 10th Year! for
National Novel Writing Month

To celebrate HWPL's 10 years of participation in the world's largest writing challenge you are invited to join our write-ins, lectures, workshops, and celebrations of the written word in many forms. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words during the month of November. 
However, if that is too daunting a challenge - just set your own goal in NanoWriMo's Young Writers Program which supports K-12 students. Instead of the 50,000 word goal, you set your own word goal for the month.
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See NaNoWriMo's YouTube Channel: 

Write on any theme, in any genre. The aim is to write, using the Nov. 30th deadline as incentive to get the story going and to put words to paper. The focus is word goal completion not perfection. To finish a first draft for later editing.

Schedule of Events October - December

Former Detective Sergeant Turned Author: Bruce Robert Coffin  Fri. Oct. 5, 10:30 –11:30                  
How do you retire from 27 years in law enforcement (homicide/violent crime investigations & counter-terrorism with the FBI)? You write crime novels and stories!

NaNo Newbies Q&A  Sat. Oct. 13, 2-3                   
For those interested in finding out a little more about the camaraderie and writing frenzy that is November's National Novel Writing Month.

The Electric Myth: The Evolution of Creepypasta Tue. Oct. 23 at 7  
Slenderman. The Rake. The Seedeater. Ted the Caver. The internet has become the new forum for our fear. In this presentation we'll look  at some of the more famous creepypastas, the psychology behind why they scare us and investigate the more popular forms of their stories on the web.

Opening Day Write-In Thur. Nov. 1, 10-8
Start strong by popping by our First Day Frenzy.            
Come when you can, leave when you like.

Books and Their History, the Artistic Version
Fri. Nov. 2 at 10:30 
Featuring books made from palm leaves, wood, silk, and vellum that are rolled, folded, and strung as well as sewn. See how contemporary artists are experimenting with the book form, too.

from 10-3:45  Come write in! Get cracking on your novel and stay strong with supportive write-ins.

DIY Book Making for Writers, Poets & Graphic Novelists Wed. Nov. 7 at 7 
Learn to make a variety of simple book forms that require no special materials, tools, or technical skills. 

“It Happened Like This…” Wed. Nov. 14 at 7      
You know those stories you tell over and over again?  Put them in writing! Bring a story idea, an anecdote, or other prompt to this hands-on workshop.

Concluding with …

Tips on Getting Published by the NeverTheLess Writers  Tue. Dec. 4 at 7    
This cross-genre collaborative of North Shore authors has diverse writing and publishing experience. Featuring  Elizabeth Atkinson, Elizabeth Maxwell & Holly Robinson.        

All events are free & open to the public, funded by the Friends of the Library

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