Lewiston library joins book-writing challenge


LEWISTON — At midnight on Saturday, Nov. 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will begin writing with the goal of finishing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Some will have written novels before, while others will be writing for the very first time.

Who are these ambitious people? They are the novelists of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an international writing event with over 650,000 participants in 2013 alone.

The Lewiston Public Library welcomes all to come participate in this challenge throughout the month of November.

Because of the limited writing window, the only thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality.

Whether you are up for the challenge or still a bit unsure, come join other local writers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, for an informational meeting facilitated by local educator and municipal liaison for the L/A area, Sarah Yasin.

Weekly write-ins will follow from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 12 and 20.

Visit www.nanowrimo.org for more information, or call the Lewiston Public Library at 207-513-3135.