NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual event where writers from around the world attempt to draft at least 50,000 words for a novel during the month of November.
One of the funniest things about this is the get-togethers that are organized to sit in groups and get moral support from fellow writers.
I took part in the challenge for a year and a group of us met at Rev Coffee Roasters in Smyrna. I missed about 1,000 words from the goal by the deadline (and it would have been a terrible novel without a top-to-bottom rewrite), but it was still a lot of fun.
The East Cobb Library is hosting a NaNoWriMo meeting on Tuesday, November 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
âAll aspiring novelists are invited to meet at the East Cobb Library during this two-hour event,â the library announcement reads. “Build up your word count, connect with other writers, access free writing resources, and more!” “
Learn more about NaNoWriMo
The NaNoWriMo website describes the effort as follows:
NaNoWriMo is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides tools, structure, community and encouragement to help people find their voice, achieve creative goals and create new worlds, on and off the page.
NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voice, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds, on and off the page.
About the Cobb County Public Library
According to the Cobb County Public Library website:
Cobb County Public Library is a 15 branch system headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, where its staff serve a diverse population of over 750,000 people. Cobb is one of Georgia’s fastest growing counties, and the Cobb County Public Library is dedicated to being a resource center in the community by providing equal access to information, materials and services. .
History of the Cobb Library System
Cobb County’s first public library was opened at Sarah Freeman Clarke’s home in Marietta. The first free-standing library building opened on Church Street in 1893 and was named after Clarke.
Libraries were opened in Acworth and Austell over the following years, and in 1959 the town of Marietta and several other Cobb County libraries combined to form a county-wide system which began the Public Library. of Cobb County as we know it today.
You can read more about the history of Cobb County Public Library by following this link.