Write a Novel in Just 30 Days 

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

- Maya Angelou

Writers― have you always wanted to publish a novel but needed a jumpstart to get things rolling? As budding authors throughout the nation commit to writing a novel in thirty days this November, Barrett Library will foster your creativity by hosting write-in sessions several times this month. While at our write-ins, you'll have the opportunity to network and exchange techniques with other masters of prose. Bring your laptops, journals, writing tools and even visual aids to help spark your inner genius. We also encourage you to use tips from nanowrimo.org as a guide.


Barrett Library Write-Ins

Thursday, November 1st at 10am - Noon

Tuesday, November 13th at 6pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, November 29th at 3pm - 5pm



Twitter Fiction Festival

For wordsmiths and storytellers not quite ready to take on the 30-day challenge, you can participate in the Twitter Fiction Festival, (#twitterfiction) November 28 through December 2. Submit your ideas here and be sure to include @alexlibraryva in your tweets so that we can follow along.