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 and events

Brain Science to Keep You Writing

Discover why you procrastinate, distract yourself and find it so hard to write at times. Harness the power of brain science to show up, sit down and write, no matter what. Taught by writing and creativity instructor and author Rosanne Bane. Register online or Ask Us


Join Write-In events at Golden Valley Library on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

Truth of Fiction Writing Workshop, Plymouth Library, Saturday, December 10, 1-2 p.m.

Where do writers get their ideas? Right in their own backyards! Instructor Andrea Uptmor will explore the process of transforming your own life experiences into imaginative short stories. Tap into your personal histories, memories and experiences to generate a wealth of story ideas through writing exercises and sharing. This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to more advanced writers. Register online or Ask Us

Publishing and writing resources 

MN Writes MN Reads

You can use this new collection of tools to publish and share your novel. Use Pressbooks to create professional-quality versions of your book in EPUB, MOBI, PDF and more formats. After formatting your book with Pressbooks, you can submit it to SELF-e to share it with readers across the state and potentially across the country. Learn more about MN Writes MN Reads.

Other resources

Helpful book lists