Press Release 10/7/2019 – Alamosa Public Library Hosts NaNoWriMO

November will be the 20th anniversary of The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that supports aspiring writers with a community of similar writers and free online tools (like a word count keeper). Professional writers can also use NaNoWriMo as a social network. And, in cities around the world, NaNoWriMo volunteers “coordinate communal writing sessions in thousands of partnering libraries, coffee shops, and community centers” (https://nanowrimo.org/what-is-nanowrimo).

This year, the Alamosa Public Library will be a Write-In space for NaNoWriMo. Dedicated Write-In sessions are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday evenings and Saturday “brunch” but could change or expand with Write-In participant demand. Community writers of all levels of accomplishment can call the library to become an official part of the Write In group: Just leave your name and contact information, as well as your favorite time of the week (while the library is open) to write. NaNoWriMo token prizes will be awarded to a limited number of participants, so interested community members should call the library and get signed up as soon as possible. Official Write-In session times will be announced in the last week of October. Drop-ins will be welcome all month. Library resources, including public computers, laptop work spaces and study rooms are also available. Sign-up today by calling 719-589-6592.

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The City of Alamosa is a multicultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 400,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information, visit us at www.cityofalamosa.org.

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