Carmel Clay Public Library to host NaNo 101 workshops

Raghav Sriram

The Carmel Clay Public Library will host the first of numerous NaNo 101 Workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m in the book club room on the first floor of the library. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult library manager, this first workshop is hosted as an introduction to adults and teens who are interested in the annual November National Novel Writing Month.

“This is a drop-in program and is open to anyone who is interested in participating, you might want to bring either a laptop or notebook, whatever used to actually work on your writing,” Beckman said.

The workshop occurring on Oct. 16 is a kick off for National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo which occurs in November and will introduce people to get excited and focused on writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Other workshop dates include Nov. 5, 12, and 19.

“I’m planning to go [to the NaNo 101 Workshop] because I’m a writer and I have heard several things about the workshop and I wanted to learn more about it. I think the workshop will help me get started on working on a novel I’ve started working on. I’d say I’m interested in writing a novel because I’ve been putting it off for a while and I think the NaNoWriMo will help me get a better grasp and actually get on top of writing a novel rather than putting it off,” freshman Morgan Lawson said.

Beckman said, “I think [NaNoWriMo] helps people dedicate time into maybe something they don’t have time to do necessarily, and for the workshops you can meet other people who are like you who also want to write a novel so that way you can develop a network of people who cheer each other on, and you basically get to see if your writing gets further during November.” By Raghav Sriram