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‘Come Write In!’ At The White Rock Branch Library

on November 7, 2017 - 6:05am

The word count across the world so far in the National Novel Writing Month evennt. Courtesy image


The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting the NaNoWriMo program (short for National Novel Writing Month) in November, joining libraries and writing groups around the world to support and stimulate writers.

Writing sessions begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the White Rock Branch Library. Writers will be encouraged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month - but all writers are welcome to attend, whether their writing takes the form of a novel or something shorter.

Library staff will provide resources, inspiration and writing prompts at the beginning of each session, followed by lots of quiet time to just sit and write.

“Our goal is to provide a supportive community for writers,” White Rock Branch Manager Veronica Encinas said.

Encinas is an experienced creative writing teacher who will be the host for many of the Tuesday sessions. She has presented the program three times previously, with great success.

“NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat of the pants approach to creative writing,” Encinas said.

In 2016, there were more than 312,000 participants in NaNoWriMo. The “Come Write In” program was featured in 1,012 libraries, bookstores and community centers. More than 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.

The Blue Monday writing group also will hold writing sessions 1-3 p.m. each Monday in November, upstairs at Mesa Public Library. 

For more information about library events, visit or call 505.662.8253. The phone number for the White Rock Branch Library is 505.662-8265.

For more information on NaNoWriMo, visit