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Come Write In (Part of National Novel Writing Month)


Come Write In is back at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999; creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small non-profit, NaNoWriMo.org, has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Turn off your inner editor and win.

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation, or any other writing project (creative or otherwise), but could use a bit of support from the collective energy of fellow students or colleagues to help you stay focused and provide some inspiration? NaNoWriMo isn’t just for novels anymore – be a NaNoWriMo “Rebel”, and work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, screenplay, etc., and possibly find some new writing buddies along the way!

The amazing team over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this book-in-a-month contest. With all the positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible. Novelist or Academic, all are welcome. Since 2007, the incredible spirit of NaNoWriMo continues to motivate me to keep pushing forward, and I hope it will inspire you as well!

Come Write In at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library:

November 5 & 12, 2017 - 1-4pm, Room 180 Doe

November 19, 2017 - 1-3pm, Room 180 Doe

November 30, 2017 - 6-9pm (Thank Goodness We Did It Party!), Room 303 Doe

To join us, sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events in our area and beyond.