If you’ve been a follower of the Library as Incubator Project since its earliest days in the fall of 2011, you might remember our quick feature on National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. We’re huge fans of this program, which promotes community literacy development, creative writing, and use of local resources (including libraries!).

The “Come Write In” initiative is a sub-program of NaNoWriMo that encourages writers, or Wrimos, to use libraries as writing studios during NaNoWriMo. The initiative is part active programming, part marketing campaign – meaning that libraries can get involved to whatever degree they are comfortable with and however works best for their programming schedule.

Library staff: NaNoWriMo has done a terrific job of creating a library-friendly kit to help you plan programs and market your library as a Come Write In site. The Office of Letters and Light (the fab folks who run NaNoWriMo) also have a crack team of Municipal Liaisons, who can work with you to set up a Come Write In program at your library.

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Attention Wrimos: we’re working on a set of posts geared toward NaNoWriMo participants (especially those working in or using their library as writing space or for research!). Let us know if you have topics you’d like us to cover. Our ideas include:

  • Ways to organize your library materials and research during NaNoWriMo
  • Top ten ways to use your library during NaNoWriMo
  • Combatting writer’s block at your library

Have a topic you would like us to discuss? Send a note to: libraryasincubatorproject@gmail.com


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