MGA Library Named An Official NaNoWriMo Writing Center

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Pressroom | School of Arts and Letters | Students | Faculty/Staff | Events- Public

Macon, GA

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, the MGA Library is hosting three writing workshops on the Macon Campus in October. The writing workshops will be led by creative writing faculty, starting with "Developing a Story Idea and Building a Strong World" with Dr. Adam Young on Wednesday, Oct. 16, "Creating Complex Characters" with Dr. Kelly Whiddon on Thursday, Oct. 17, and "Constructing a Detailed Plot or Outline" with Andy Davidson on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The October events will be followed by "Come Write In" sessions during the month of November, so students, faculty, and community members will have a quiet space to work on their novels or other projects, along with a group of fellow writers who can serve as a support in their NaNoWriMo efforts. Dates and times for the November writing sessions are listed here.

NaNoWriMo is an annual writeathon that takes place for the month of November each year. During the event, writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words of fiction during the month. Founded by writer Chris Baty in 1999, NaNoWriMo has grown from 21 participants in its first year to hundreds of thousands of registered participants annually. NaNoWriMo includes daily word count goals (and verification), prep tools, support groups, message boards, certificates of completion, and more. It was through NaNoWriMo that bestsellers such as Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, S. Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl were written. The MGA Library is an official "Come Write In" center for the 2019 NaNoWriMo.

For more information about the MGA Library's role in NaNoWriMo, contact Dana Caspar, graduate studies librarian, at