National Novel Writing Month set to begin with Oct. 22 meeting

October 21, 2015 | Events, UToday, Library
By Staff

It’s that time of year again: The nights are cooler, days are shorter, and thoughts of novels are in the air. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.

National Novel Writing Month began in 2006 as an encouragement to creative writing and led to the publication of more than 100 novels.

Camp-Participant-2015-Web-BannerOnce again, The University of Toledo is participating in the worldwide event that brings together writers who will attempt to finish 50,000 words in 30 days.

Carlson Library will host write-ins to help accomplish that goal.

“Each week, we will provide a gathering place, tips, snacks and support for a novel-writing-on-steroids experience,” Lucy Duhon, scholarly communications librarian in University Libraries, said.

Students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members are invited to participate.

“Everyone has a story inside. Write it down. Write it for you,” Duhon encouraged.

She said that anyone interested in writing a 50,000-word in novel in 30 days can find out how ant an informational meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 2010.

NaNoWriMo kickoff will be Sunday, Nov. 1, in Carlson Library Room 2010, and write-ins will be held in the same room throughout the month from 5 to 8 p.m.

Those interested in joining are asked to RSVP to

For more information about NaNoWriMo, contact Duhon at or 419.530.2838, or visit

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