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Come Write In: Nightwriters Edition

A NaNoWriMo Event

During National Novel Writing Month, Nightwriters transforms into Come Write In. Drop into our weekly writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Tuesday in November from 6-8 p.m. Register for NaNoWriMo and get swag to keep you writing! A special gift awaits the first participants.

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

The Road to Your Novel's Finish Line

with Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

30 days. 50,000 words. One novel. Easier said than done. On Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., half-way through the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), please join us at Tenley Library to learn from a local writer about the writing process, its challenges, and how to overcome them. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger will share lessons from the road she travels bringing a novel to the finish line. 

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Inspirational Writing Books

Don't Give Up Your New Year's Resolution

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to write the great American novel or take up another artistic endeavor? Are you now finding yourself a month after New Years, with your goals and hopes dashed? You need a creativity pep talk. The following is a list of books designed to get you back on track, restore your enthusiasm and remind you of why you started that creative project in the first place.  

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The Writer's Den Returns!

Stack your pages at this NaNoWriMo event

Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea and contemplation every Wednesday in November from 6-8 p.m. Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing! Writing references, WiFi and library staff will be available for your convenience, so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.

Jessica Spotwood

Editing Your Work

A NaNoWriMo Follow-up

Did you participate in National Novel Writing Month in November? Are you considering your next move? The creator of NaNoWriMo, Chris Baty, suggests a 6-week plan for taking a breather and getting your manuscript in shape.

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The Writer's Den Returns!

Stack your pages at this NaNoWriMo event

Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for coffee, tea, and contemplation, held weekly on Mondays in November from 5-7 p.m. at your favorite neighborhood Library. Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing. Writing references, WiFi, and library staff will be available in for your convenience, so that you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.

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The Writer's Den Returns!

Stack your pages at this NaNoWriMo event

Drop into our pop-up writer's lounge for tea and contemplation, held weekly in Room A-10 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in November at your favorite downtown Library. Register for NaNaWriMo and get swag to keep you writing. Writing references, WiFi, and library staff will be available for your convenience so you can stack your pages towards your word count goal.

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Work on your novel at Francis Gregory Library

November means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! The goal of NaNoWriMo is to forget editing and overthinking and just write your heart out by completing 50,000 words in just 30 days. With your ideas and our librarians' research skills, we believe you can do it! 

PKL Youth Advisory Now Forming

Earn Community Service Hours as a Library Youth Advisor

Teens!  Are you a respectful, responsible young adult aged 13-19 and interested in sharing your ideas about how the Parklands-Turner Library can meet your needs and the needs of other young people in our community? Visit the library today or phone 202-645-4532 and ask to speak with Ms. Auset for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new group.

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