November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Every year, people participate by starting to write a novel; the goal is to complete the novel by the end of the month. Writing 50,000 words counts as a completed novel.
The Writing and Reading Center (WRC) and the W.I. Dykes Library will host NaNoWriMo-related events every week in November. They will host weekly “Write-Ins,” where UHD staff, faculty, students and the general public can hang out and work on their novels. At each Write-In, writers can get feedback on their novels from a member of the WRC staff. And, there will be refreshments provided at each Write-In. At the end of the month, there will be a closing ceremony that will include a special talk from UHD English Professor Daniel Pena.
The WRC and the Library pride themselves on offering their services to the UHD community. The WRC tutors are all dedicated to the craft of writing; the Library staff has a passion for literature. They encourage everyone to exercise their writing skills as part of NaNoWriMo.
The weekly Write-Ins will happens on the following dates and locations:
- Nov. 1 at 12-1pm in N-420
- Nov. 8 at 12-1pm in N-420
- Nov. 14 at 12-1pm in N-420
- Nov.14 at 5-7pm in the 40,000 Windows coffee shop
- Nov. 28 at 12-1pm in N-420
- Nov. 28 at 5-7pm in the 40,000 Windows coffee shop
The closing ceremony will happen on Monday, December 3 at 12-1pm in N-420
In pursuit of its dual mission, the UHD Writing & Reading Center facilitates UHD student, staff, and faculty efforts to read, write, think critically, and communicate, and provides student peer tutors of writing with a rich teaching and learning experience and ongoing professional development in writing center research, theory, and tutoring practice.
The W. I. Dykes Library aims to support the University’s academic programs and to facilitate teaching and learning by providing learning resources, new technology and information service to the faculty, staff and students to meet their curriculum, research and information needs.
National Novel Writing Month is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes that stories matters. It provides the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.