National Novel Writing Month is November, but preparations are beginning now at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

November is the month for aspiring writers to try their hand at writing a novel as the National Novel Writing Month, Nanowrimo for short, comes to Vose Library. This international adventure has grown to include more than 200,000 participants who take part in this writing journey to create their own 50,000- word novel in 30 days. There are no judges or entry fees, just a whole lot of fun and a great sense of accomplishment for those who meet the challenge.

On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., Vose Library will host local participants from last year’s Nanowrimo including a 13-year-old from Union. Everyone is invited to come hear about their experiences, the books written and how more young writers can get involved.

The Nanowrimo program will continue throughout November with write-ins every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vose Library. For more information, call the library at 785-4733 and also check out

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