AVON PARK, Fla. – Oct. 31, 2016 – South Florida State College Library hosts Come Write In events in conjunction with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This program encourages people to write 50,000 words (equivalent to a standard novel) in the month of November. 

SFSC’s Library partners with NaNoWriMo to offer support and encouragement for participants. In addition to open writing hours during normal library hours, SFSC Library invites you to join the official kick-off party on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., for fun activities, word challenges, plot bunny: adopt a plot idea or donate to the collection, and prizes. The last day of the month is Sprint Day, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., where writers make a last minute push to hit 50,000 words.

 At the end of the month we celebrate our TGIO (Thank God It’s Over) Party, Thursday, Dec. 1, noon – 2 p.m. The SFSC Library will have tea, coffee, and hot chocolate available to help you make word count.

NaNoWriMo began in 1999, and in 2005, National Novel Writing Month became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. An official partnership between NaNoWriMo and community organizations including libraries and bookstores, Come Write In events offer writing space, community, and connection for NaNoWriMo participants.

To register and access to forums, advice, mentors, and connections to local events and write ins., visit:  http://nanowrimo.org. For additional information, contact Claire A. Miller at 863- 784-7305, or email, Claire.Miller@southflorida.edu.