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National November Writing Month & the Young Writer’s Program come to Monroe!

Posted on 10/24/16

October 24, 2016, Monroe, NC –November will be here soon, and the crisp air is full of inspiration. Soon, writers everywhere will be scribbling away in notebooks and tapping loudly on keyboards. Children, teens and adults, eager to capture their thoughts and emotions, will participate in NaNoWriMo, or National November Writing Month, at the Union County Public Library.

The Monroe library is hosting weekly write-ins for children, teens and adults participating in NaNoWriMo and YWP, the Young Writer’s Program. Worksheets and writing prompts will be provided to inspire writers. So what is NaNoWriMo? It’s an online community that encourages writers to write a novel in 30 days. Starting Nov. 1, participants can keep track of their progress, read pep talks from famous authors, and receive cool prizes. YWP is for children and teens ages 6 to 17. Young writers create their own word count goal and receive lots of great writing tips.

While it isn’t November yet, it isn’t too early to register and prep one’s novel. Families can register online at nanowrimo.org and ywp.nanowrimo.org.

“With NaNoWriMo quickly approaching, I’m excited for families to spend time together writing and expanding their creativity,” said Kelly Trowbridge, juvenile services coordinator of the Union County Public Library.

There will be weekly write-ins every Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Monroe Library. The first few participants to reach their writing goals will receive a prize. More details will be featured in the November edition of UCPL’s Beyond Books.

For more information, contact Faith Lackey at 704-283-8184 ext. 4 or email flackey@union.lib.nc.us.