Events 2016

2016 meetings

Date Time Library What
January 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting: workshop on novel editing
February 27, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting: workshops:

Submitting to magazines: Great! You finished a story. Now what? Well, its time to put your writing to work and get paid! Maybe. On Feb 27th, come prepared to learn how to submit anything from a poem to a novela to magazines. Learn the lingo, what to keep an eye out for, where to research markets, how to format your submission, and patience. (Jenny Johnson)

Personalities: A quick introduction to several popular psychology theories on personalities and motivations designed to help authors write compelling characters. Theories covered include the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC Leadership Profile, and Enneagram of Personality. (Sarah Johnson and Tanasha Martin)

March 5, 2016 1-4 pm Glen Ellyn Shakespeare Reader’s  Theatre: Come out and read-through A Midsummer Night’s Dream with us. Bring your tablet or use one of the books at the library.
March 19, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting:Workshop #1: Melinda Borucki (Willow Sanders)
You wrote your book – now what? As wonderful as your manuscript is its not going to sell itself. Learn what you should be doing now – before even sending it to publish- as well as what to do after. Should you self publish or publish traditionally? On all platforms? Ebook or paperback? And what’s the fuss with Indies and Amazon?
Bring your questions for “Navigating Book Marketing II” presented by Melinda BoruckiWorkshop #2:  Learn how to write swoon-worthy heroes, plot your romance novel, and add romantic elements to any genre of fiction. With Suzanne Evans, Associate Editor with Entangled Publishing
April 23, 2016 Noon-4 pm Woodridge Workshop #1: Brian Cable and Sam McAdams – Writing Humor Workshop:
Looking to add a little humor into your writing? Learn the guys who take their humor seriously, as they provide a variety of techniques and methods for making your readers laugh, including comic timing, the use of exaggeration, and the lost art of the straight man.Workshop #2: Showing vs. Telling – Melinda Borucki and Awnna Marie Evans
Show, don’t tell. Most writers have heard this at some point, whether from a teacher, in writing books or from your fellow writer. But what does this writing advice mean, in practical terms? Do you always have to show? When is it okay to tell?We’ll look and discuss these issues plus put showing vs telling into practice with a brief exercise.
May 8, 2016 1-4 pm Glen Ellyn What is Shakespeare Reader’s Theatre? The works of William Shakespeare are beautifully written, but many aren’t aware of how much fun they are to read and to act. Everyone old enough to read Shakespeare is welcome to join us—everyone present will have at least some part in the work (and maybe two or three ). No experience or preparation is needed (though it can be helpful to watch some free performances of the plays beforehand). We’re there to have fun, stretch ourselves a little, and enjoy the Bard’s great work. We’ll be doing As You Like It and some paper copies of the script will be available.
May 21, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting; Workshop on how to write effective fighting scenes by Brian Pelczarski.

2nd workshop: Workshop: More than Vehicles: Create depth in your novel by treating horses as characters rather than just props. BySarah Johnson

June 4, 2016 1:30-4:30 pm Woodridge Writer’s Voice Workshop.  Spaces are limited. This free program will help you understand what your writer’s voice is, the unique quality about your wriitng that draws readers to seek it out.
June 18, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn Workshop on how to write effective fighting scenes by Brian Pelczarski.
Workshop on Flash Fiction by Melinda Borucki
Author Rita Chhablani will then talk about her book Despite Odd: Tales of Choices, focusing on the writing process and her publication experiences.Rita Chhablani alternates her time between India and Chicago. She has written
lead articles for reputed Indian and International newspapers. Being a
popular yoga teacher she has authored the book ” The Joys of Yoga.” At the
College of Dupage, Chicago while doing creative writing courses, she and her
American author friends founded a highly active all women critique group. She
is also a dedicated member of a Writers Group in Pune. Having worked for
UNICEF, the cause of education for girls is very dear to her heart. She
devotes a lot of time in teaching English to girls.
September 17, 2016 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting

Come out to the general meeting of the Journey. Bring your own lunch and something to write on/with (for any writing exercises). The agenda:
* 11:30-12:30: lunch and round table discussion
* 12:30-1:30 pm: workshop: How to write a good short story (Todd Hogan)
* 1:30-2:30 pm workshop: A Discovery Workshop: Go beyond the mechanics of writing and discover the true writer within you. Be sure to bring writing materials. (Debra Kollar)
* 2:30-3:30 pm story walls (TBD) OR a discussion for Anthology 12 authors

January 14, 2017 11:30 am-3:30 pm Glen Ellyn General meeting
February ??, 2017 Noon-4 pm Woodridge General meeting

In 2016:

  • Woodridge: 3 general meetings, 1 Writer’s Voice workshop
  • Glen Ellyn: 4 general meetings, 1 Shakespeare Reader’s Theatre

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October 28, 2021
  • Shut You Trap & Write

    October 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Samuel McAdams is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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October 30, 2021
November 1, 2021
  • Glen Ellyn Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Program Description

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

    Event Details

    This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.*

    The write-in will be hosted by Jeanine Vaughn.

    Stay tuned for themes of the day!


    * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required to participate in this Glen Ellyn Public Library Come Write In! program.

    Special Notes

    Journey/NaperWriMo

    This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

    Zoom with Registration

    We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

    See more details

November 2, 2021
  • Joliet Junior College Library Virtual Check-In & Write-In

    November 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom provided upon registration

    JJC Virtual Library Crawl Check-In & Write-In

    • Jeffrey Fisher virtually hosts the first of five JJC write-Ins to encourage & help both newbies & the experienced
    • Check-in here to participate in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl for your chance at winning prizes!
    • Whether you are writing from home, school, work or elsewhere, drop in online for support, tips, fun and memes. Yes, we’ve got the memes!

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/NaNo

     

    See more details

November 3, 2021
  • Elmhurst Library Virtual NaNo Write-In Hosted by Sam McAdams

    November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Zoom link details available at: naperwrimo.org/logistics

    Sam McAdams has packed up his spinning wheels, virtual bowls of doom, and general silliness and is moving his Write-ins to Wednesday nights this Nano, from 5:30-8:30pm. Themes to be announced.

    The Wednesday night write-in are sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library.

    Zoom link details available at naperwrimo.org/logistics

    See more details

November 4, 2021
  • Joliet Library Virtual NaNo Write

    November 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom link provided upon registration

    Join this Nano Write-in sponsored by the Joliet Public Library. This write-in will be hosted by NaperWriMo member and host AmWriting WordSprints, Amy Alessio.

    Registration Link

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November 5, 2021
  • Carol Stream Library virtual NaNo Write

    November 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    This write-in will be hosted by the Library Crawl coordinator, Sarah Kovac, and provide the usual dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output.

    Registration link

    Visit naperwrimo.org for details on all regional NaNoWriMo events.

    See more details

November 6, 2021
  • Cereal Murders (Breakfast Chats)

    November 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Via Zoom

    Time for a commerical break! Writing and write-ins and plotting can be exhausting. Take a breather and start the morning with a social hour where writing is NOT on the table. Bring your bowl, bring your cap'n crunch, or just your first cup of coffee for the day.

    Zoom Link

    See more details

  • Audio-only Cafe Crawl write-in

    November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Zoom - audio only

    Come join us for an audio-only cafe crawl. We’ll have a few word wars, a teeny bit of chatting, and a bunch of writing. Hosted by NewMexicoKid zoom – no video, audio-only

    See more details

November 7, 2021
  • Nichols Library virtual NaNo Write-In hosted by NewMexicoKid

    November 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link available in the 2021 NaperWriMO Events Logistics forum post

    Come out to the oldest of the NaperWriMo write-ins, the one hosted by NewMexicoKid (Tim). This is a fully virtual write-in. Have your novel on hand to work on it and join us for a fun and productive write-in. We'll have word wars, box's of dooms, and other motivational games.

    Zoom link provide on the Naperville Regional Forum's 2021 NaperWriMo Events Logistics post

    See more details

  • Oak Park Library virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 7, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Event Details

    During the month of November, we will be hosting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events every Sunday.

    For the "Come Write In!" events, the majority of the time will be spent writing with word counts, prompts, and quick inspiration shared at the beginning and sprints sprinkled throughout. So come write in virtual space with us!

    What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Check out the website: https://nanowrimo.org/

    Zoom link will be provided upon registration

    See more details

November 8, 2021
  • Glen Ellyn Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Program Description

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

    Event Details

    This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.*

    The write-in will be hosted by Jeanine Vaughn.

    Stay tuned for themes of the day!


    * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required to participate in this Glen Ellyn Public Library Come Write In! program.

    Special Notes

    Journey/NaperWriMo

    This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

    Zoom with Registration

    We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

    See more details

November 9, 2021
  • Joliet Junior College Library Virtual Check-In & Write-In

    November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom provided upon registration

    JJC Virtual Library Crawl Check-In & Write-In

    • Check-in here to participate in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl for your chance at winning prizes!
    • Whether you are writing from home, school, work or elsewhere, drop in online for support, tips, fun and memes. Yes, we’ve got the memes!

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/NaNo

     

    See more details

November 10, 2021
  • Elmhurst Library Virtual NaNo Write-In Hosted by Sam McAdams

    November 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Zoom link details available at: naperwrimo.org/logistics

    Sam McAdams has packed up his spinning wheels, virtual bowls of doom, and general silliness and is moving his Write-ins to Wednesday nights this Nano, from 5:30-8:30pm. Themes to be announced.

    The Wednesday night write-in are sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library.

    Zoom link details available at naperwrimo.org/logistics

    See more details

November 11, 2021
  • Wheaton Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provided upon registration

    Program Description

    Event Details

    November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Join us via Zoom to work on your novel and chat with other writers about your work in a supportive environment. In partnership with NaperWriMo. Long time NaperWriMoer and Journey member Kira Swanson will host this write-in.

    Also feel free to join us on the third Thursday of each month via Zoom for our Writers Group

    This program is provided in the Zoom Meeting format so that you may better engage and interact with the presenter and other participants. If you feel comfortable doing so, please turn your microphone and/or camera on.

    Zoom Webinars and Meetings

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and reminders containing information about joining the Zoom program. If you need assistance, please email us.

    Information about joining the Zoom webinar or meeting

    Registration link

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November 13, 2021
  • Cereal Murders (Breakfast Chats)

    November 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Time for a commerical break! Writing and write-ins and plotting can be exhausting. Take a breather and start the morning with a social hour where writing is NOT on the table. Bring your bowl, bring your cap'n crunch, or just your first cup of coffee for the day.

    Zoom Link

    See more details

  • Great Race

    November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Virtual Via Zoom

    Since there are no in-person Nano events this year, our signature Dueling Trains write-in will once again be adjusted to a virtual event via Zoom.

    We will divide the NaperWriMo writers into two teams and run a series of 5 word war races to determine a winner. 

    Zoom link

    See more details

  • NaperWriMo Mid-month Meet up

    November 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    via Zoom

    Take a break from writing and enjoy a social hour with your fellow NaperWriMoers.

    Zoom link

    See more details

November 14, 2021
  • Nichols Library virtual NaNo Write-In hosted by NewMexicoKid

    November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link available in the 2021 NaperWriMO Events Logistics forum post

    Come out to the oldest of the NaperWriMo write-ins, the one hosted by NewMexicoKid (Tim). This is a fully virtual write-in. Have your novel on hand to work on it and join us for a fun and productive write-in. We'll have word wars, box's of dooms, and other motivational games.

    Zoom link provide on the Naperville Regional Forum's 2021 NaperWriMo Events Logistics post

    See more details

  • Oak Park Library virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Event Details

    During the month of November, we will be hosting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events every Sunday.

    For the "Come Write In!" events, the majority of the time will be spent writing with word counts, prompts, and quick inspiration shared at the beginning and sprints sprinkled throughout. So come write in virtual space with us!

    What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Check out the website: https://nanowrimo.org/

    Zoom link will be provided upon registration

    See more details

  • Batavia Library Virtual Write-in

    November 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    This virutal NaNoWriMo write-in is sponsored by the Batavia Public Library and hosted by NaperWriMo member, Tina Porubsky.

    Registration link

    See more details

November 15, 2021
  • Glen Ellyn Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Program Description

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

    Event Details

    This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.*

    The write-in will be hosted by Jeanine Vaughn.

    Stay tuned for themes of the day!


    * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required to participate in this Glen Ellyn Public Library Come Write In! program.

    Special Notes

    Journey/NaperWriMo

    This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

    Zoom with Registration

    We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

    See more details

November 16, 2021
  • Joliet Junior College Library Virtual Check-In & Write-In

    November 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom provided upon registration

    JJC Virtual Library Crawl Check-In & Write-In

    • Check-in here to participate in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl for your chance at winning prizes!
    • Whether you are writing from home, school, work or elsewhere, drop in online for support, tips, fun and memes. Yes, we’ve got the memes!

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/NaNo

     

    See more details

November 17, 2021
  • Elmhurst Library Virtual NaNo Write-In Hosted by Sam McAdams

    November 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Zoom link details available at: naperwrimo.org/logistics

    Sam McAdams has packed up his spinning wheels, virtual bowls of doom, and general silliness and is moving his Write-ins to Wednesday nights this Nano, from 5:30-8:30pm. Themes to be announced.

    The Wednesday night write-in are sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library.

    Zoom link details available at naperwrimo.org/logistics

    See more details

November 18, 2021
  • Joliet Library Virtual Write-in

    November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom link upon registration

    Join this Nano Write-in sponsored by the Joliet Public Library. You Write-in host for the evening will be NaperWrimo member and Honary member of the Jenn/Jenny/Jennifer Club, Tina Porubsky.

    Registration Link

    See more details

November 20, 2021
  • NaperWriMo All-Day Write In

    November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Virtual via Zoom

    This is the day to catch up if you're behind or get head before Thanksgiving. This signature NaperWriMo event will carry in a virtual format. Details to follow.

    Zoom link

    See more details

November 21, 2021
  • Nichols Library virtual NaNo Write-In hosted by NewMexicoKid

    November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link available in the 2021 NaperWriMO Events Logistics forum post

    Come out to the oldest of the NaperWriMo write-ins, the one hosted by NewMexicoKid (Tim). This is a fully virtual write-in. Have your novel on hand to work on it and join us for a fun and productive write-in. We'll have word wars, box's of dooms, and other motivational games.

    Zoom link provide on the Naperville Regional Forum's 2021 NaperWriMo Events Logistics post

    See more details

  • Oak Park Library virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Event Details

    During the month of November, we will be hosting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events every Sunday.

    For the "Come Write In!" events, the majority of the time will be spent writing with word counts, prompts, and quick inspiration shared at the beginning and sprints sprinkled throughout. So come write in virtual space with us!

    What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Check out the website: https://nanowrimo.org/

    Zoom link will be provided upon registration

    See more details

November 22, 2021
  • Glen Ellyn Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Program Description

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

    Event Details

    This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.*

    The write-in will be hosted by Jeanine Vaughn.

    Stay tuned for themes of the day!


    * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required to participate in this Glen Ellyn Public Library Come Write In! program.

    Special Notes

    Journey/NaperWriMo

    This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

    Zoom with Registration

    We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

    See more details

November 23, 2021
  • Joliet Junior College Library Virtual Check-In & Write-In

    November 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom provided upon registration

    JJC Virtual Library Crawl Check-In & Write-In

    • Check-in here to participate in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl for your chance at winning prizes!
    • Whether you are writing from home, school, work or elsewhere, drop in online for support, tips, fun and memes. Yes, we’ve got the memes!

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/NaNo

     

    See more details

November 24, 2021
  • Elmhurst Library Virtual NaNo Write-In Hosted by Sam McAdams

    November 24, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Zoom link details available at: naperwrimo.org/logistics

    Sam McAdams has packed up his spinning wheels, virtual bowls of doom, and general silliness and is moving his Write-ins to Wednesday nights this Nano, from 5:30-8:30pm. Themes to be announced.

    The Wednesday night write-in are sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library.

    Zoom link details available at naperwrimo.org/logistics

    See more details

November 27, 2021
  • Cereal Murders (Breakfast Chats)

    November 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Time for a commerical break! Writing and write-ins and plotting can be exhausting. Take a breather and start the morning with a social hour where writing is NOT on the table. Bring your bowl, bring your cap'n crunch, or just your first cup of coffee for the day.

    Zoom Link

    See more details

  • Joilet Library Virtual Write-In

    November 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zoom link upon registration

    Join this Nano Write-in sponsored by the Joliet Public Library. Your host for this write-in is long time NaperWrimo and Journey member Kira Swanson.

    Registration Link

    See more details

  • North Riverside Library Pop-Up Speaker Event for NaNoWriMo!

    November 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Webex link provided upon registration

    The North Riverside Public Library is sponsoring this virtual write-in event.

    Registration link

    See more details

November 28, 2021
  • Nichols Library virtual NaNo Write-In hosted by NewMexicoKid

    November 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link available in the 2021 NaperWriMO Events Logistics forum post

    Come out to the oldest of the NaperWriMo write-ins, the one hosted by NewMexicoKid (Tim). This is a fully virtual write-in. Have your novel on hand to work on it and join us for a fun and productive write-in. We'll have word wars, box's of dooms, and other motivational games.

    Zoom link provide on the Naperville Regional Forum's 2021 NaperWriMo Events Logistics post

    See more details

  • Oak Park Library virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 28, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Event Details

    During the month of November, we will be hosting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events every Sunday.

    For the "Come Write In!" events, the majority of the time will be spent writing with word counts, prompts, and quick inspiration shared at the beginning and sprints sprinkled throughout. So come write in virtual space with us!

    What Is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Check out the website: https://nanowrimo.org/

    Zoom link will be provided upon registration

    See more details

November 29, 2021
  • Glen Ellyn Library Virtual NaNo Write-In

    November 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom link provide upon registration

    Program Description

    Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

    Event Details

    This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.*

    The write-in will be hosted by Jeanine Vaughn.

    Stay tuned for themes of the day!


    * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required to participate in this Glen Ellyn Public Library Come Write In! program.

    Special Notes

    Journey/NaperWriMo

    This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

    Zoom with Registration

    We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

    See more details

November 30, 2021
  • Joliet Junior College Library Virtual Check-In & Write-In

    November 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Zoom provided upon registration

    JJC Virtual Library Crawl Check-In & Write-In

    • Check-in here to participate in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl for your chance at winning prizes!
    • Whether you are writing from home, school, work or elsewhere, drop in online for support, tips, fun and memes. Yes, we’ve got the memes!

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/NaNo

     

    See more details

December 1, 2021
  • JJC Library NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

    December 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Zoom link provided upon registration

    JJC Library NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

    • Share your story! How did it go this month?
    • Whether you win or not, please feel free to join us virtually to celebrate NaNoWriMo and your participation and writing progress.
    • We will also introduce you to the self-publishing platform, Inkie, available to all residents of Illinois, along with IL writing contests and other resources.
    • December 1, 7 – 8 pm

    Registration: https://libcal.jjc.edu/calendar/libraryevents/WrapUp

     

    See more details

December 4, 2021
  • NaNoWriMo Thank Goodness It's Over Party

    December 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join the volunteer Municipal Liaisons for the Naperville regional Thank Goodness It's Over (TGIO) Celebration of the end of National Novel Writing Month.
    We'll start things off with a quick ice breaker, cover the 2022 Writing Journey (our year-round writing community, absolutely free), recognize people's achievements, and have a lot of fun. Have your stuffed animal on hand for the group zoom photo!
    We'll hold the raffle for the Library Crawl and have a few door prizes as well.
    This event, like all NaNo events in 2021, will be 100% virtual, held on zoom.

    You can find the Zoom link at naperwrimo.org/logistics

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Writing Journey general meetings

The Writing Journey is the year-round writing group associated with the Naperville region of National Novel Writing Month that serves the cities and suburbs west of Chicago. As an a la carte writing group, it encourages participants to share their knowledge and experiences through collaborative workshops and writing-related Paths which can cover writing, editing, critiquing, short story anthologies, poetry, social activities and more. All of its events and activities are free; everyone is welcome. There are monthly meetings January through June and in September; check the schedule at writingjourney.org/events for logistics and details on topics. The primary workshop topic for January 2016 is the start of the Editing Path that encourages participants to complete the editing of their novel first draft.

Shakespeare Reader’s Theatre – March 5, 2016

The works of William Shakespeare are beautifully written but many aren’t aware of how much fun they are to read and to act. The Writing Journey, the writing group associated with the Naperville region of National Novel Writing Month, has scheduled a session in the beautiful 2nd floor atrium of the Glen Ellyn Public Library for folks to come out to read-through (no memorization required!) one of Shakespeare’s works. Everyone old enough to read Shakespeare is welcome to join us–everyone present will have at least some part in the work (and maybe two or three parts 😉 ). No experience or preparation is needed though it can be helpful to watch some of the free performances of the plays beforehand. To see the play selected for this reading, please see writingjourney.org/events

What do you need to bring? A book or e-book (many are available online or free) of the Shakespeare play we will be performing. If you have a tablet or e-book reader, this works very well. The library also has many Shakespeare books that can be checked out.

What should you expect? Reading Shakespeare and acting out scenes is a lot of fun (and sometimes funny). This is a great way to spend an afternoon stretching your boundaries a little and making new friends. Recharge your creative batteries by trying something that Joss Whedon does with his friends.

The Writing Journey Writer’s Voice Workshop – June 4, 2016

Your writer’s voice is the distinctive quality of your writing that characterizes it in the minds of those who read your works. Readers fall in love with their favorite authors’ writing voice and seek out their books. Becoming aware of your own writing voice is a helpful step towards mastering the craft of writing. This free three-hour workshop held at the Woodridge Public Library is designed to help you understand what your writer’s voice is. Registration is required; participation is limited to 18 people. Participants should bring paper and pen and/or their laptop computer as there will be writing exercises. A second session may be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.