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NaNoWriMo Arrives

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We’ve flipped the calendar to November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month. Would-be novelists the world over have set themselves word-count goals in order to finish a rough draft of a novel-length manuscript by month’s end.

To help with that, venues are hosting NaNoWriMo events where you can pull up a chair and get to work, supported by others who’ve committed to cranking out a longer piece prior to December 1.

Here are just a few around North Carolina, courtesy of Lady Banks’ newsletter and Authors ‘Round the South:

Write-Ins at Grapes & Grounds (writers group)
11/10/2016, 4:00-6:00 PM | Grapes & Grounds | Smithfield

An Evening of Fantastical Insanity with John Hartness and Jake Bible (writers group)
11/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock (writers group)
11/12/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill

NaNoWriMo Writing Session (writers group)
11/14/2016, 09:00 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva

WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS WRITE-IN (writers group)
11/19/2016, 01:00 pm | Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville

Writer’s Group of the Triad, Open Mic (writers group)
11/20/2016, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro

WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE (writers group)
11/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville