Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

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Celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at St. Louis County Library. All across the country, avid readers and writers are taking the challenge to write a novel in one month--November. You know you've always wanted to write a novel: here’s your chance.

The library will support participants with writing workshops and write-ins at several branch locations. All programs are free and open to the public.

Evening of Scribing Recklessly

Celebrate the half-way point with other NaNoWriMo writers. During this 6-hour writing marathon, NaNoWriMo liaisons will challenge you with writing sprints and word games and offer inspiration in the form of coffee and treats. RSVP in October on the NaNoWriMo St. Louis Regional Forum at nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-missouri-st-louis.

Please arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. Entry into the building will not be available after 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 4:00-10:00 p.m. - Rock Road Branch

Come Write In

Are you motivated by the company of others? Writing doesn’t have to be a solitary act. The library will provide plenty of comfortable space and power outlets for your laptops. Come share the experience!

Cliff Cave Branch
November 2, 16 & 30; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
November 12 & 19; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Eureka Hill Branch
November 3, 10 & 17; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Grant’s View Branch
November 3 & 9; 6:00-8:30 p.m.
November 5; 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Indian Trails Branch
November 7 & 21; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jamestown Bluffs Branch
November 5, 12 & 19; 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Mid-County Branch
November 16; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oak Bend Branch
November 1, 22 & 29; 6:00-8:30 p.m.
November 3 & 17; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Prairie Commons Branch
November 7, 14, 21 & 28; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Rock Road Branch
November 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 & 30; 6:00-8:30 p.m.
November 5, 12, 19 & 26; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Branch
November 10; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Visit www.nanowrimo.org for more information or call 314-994-3300. 

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit www.slcl.org.


If you would you like to get your completed novel into the St. Louis County Library’s eBook collection, check out SELF-e, a new service just for our local authors. Click on the image to find out more.


Need additional help? Check out our EBSCO eBooks and eCourses!

EBSCO eBooks
, including:

  • Creative Writing
  • The Technique of Fiction Writing
  • The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel: All the Tools You Need to Write and Sell Your First Novel
  • The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories
  • On Writing Fiction: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about the Craft

Gale Courses on Writing and Publishing, including:

  • Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
  • Beginning Writer's Workshop
  • Romance Writing
  • Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

LearningExpress Library, including:

  • 501 Writing Prompts, 2nd Edition
  • Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Writing Skills tutorial

Lynda.com Writing and Business video tutorials, including:

  • Ebook Publishing Fundamentals
  • Grammar Fundamentals
  • Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story


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