Write your novel at a Hennepin County library

Make a Hennepin County library your base of operations for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Our quiet spaces, writing classes, books and other resources about writing can get you started and keep you going.

Quiet spaces and writing groups

Writing classes

Make a plan for your month, beginning in October with Jumpstart Your NaNoWriMo Project classes in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center at Plymouth (Oct. 22), Augsburg Park (Oct. 23), Eden Prairie (Oct. 30) and Nokomis (Nov. 5) libraries. Attend other First Pages writing classes to get writing and publishing tips from The Loft Literary Center. 

NaNoWriMo kick-off events

Participate in NaNoWriMo kick-off events on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Head to Minneapolis Central Library for Instant Inspiration, 5:30-8 p.m., where you can create your own Random Scene Generator to help you get started and keep going any time your mind goes blank. Taught by creativity instructor Roseanne Bane.

Join WriMos at Plymouth Library for a Kick-Off from 2-6 p.m. and at Golden Valley Library for a Kick-Off from 4-8 p.m. featuring writing prompts and more.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2 celebrate at Linden Hills Library during their Kick-Off from 3-5 p.m.

More WriMo events

Throughout November come to NaNoWriMo weekly write-ins to get prompts and encouragement at Augsburg Park, Golden Valley, Linden Hills, Nokomis, Plymouth and Ridgedale libraries.

Power up for the second half of the month at Minneapolis Central Library's Bout Around the Block on Nov. 15, 5:30-8 p.m., with writing bouts hosted by Big World Writing Group and Twin Cities NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons.

Finally, join us and fellow WriMos at Minneapolis Central, Golden Valley and Linden Hills libraries for Home Stretch write-ins and celebrations on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

At Minneapolis Central Library, the Home Stretch event goes from 8 p.m.-midnight and will feature an open mic hosted by Ignite presenter and passionate speaking coach Aly Wallberg (and a few surprises).

Golden Valley Library's Home Stretch celebration will be from 4-8 p.m. and Linden Hills Library will have a final write-in from 3-5 p.m., Nov. 30.

Books and other resources

Helpful book lists