Camp NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual online program that challenges its participants to write 50,000 words in only 30 days. An officially recognized nonprofit organization, the Office of Letters and Light are responsible for the creation of NaNoWriMo, which every November allows thousands of individuals around the world to contribute their time, energy and literary genius to the project.

Not everyone wants to wait until November, though -- and why should they? For those ambitious and impatient novelists, there is now Camp NaNoWriMo, and it's coming to DC Public Library!

For the entire month of August, every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., novelists can come to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to work on their novels. Registration is free and optional, but once registered, participants can track their progress, get online support, reference help and a reserved space to work Monday through Friday at participating DC Public Libraries. Have fun now and edit later!

For more information about NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, please visit or ask a library associate in the Popular Library at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Camp NaNoWriMo

Stop by one or all of the libraries listed below Monday through Friday and get your write on this August:

Deanwood Library 1350 49th St. NE -- Monday from 6-9 p.m.
Georgetown Library 3260 R St. NW -- Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.
Chevy Chase Library 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW -- Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
Takoma Park Library 416 Cedar St. NW -- Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. NW -- Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.