National Novel Writing Month 2017

Do you have a story that you’ve always wanted to tell? Now’s the time! In November, the Uniontown Public Library will celebrate National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) — an event that encourages participants to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days.

In addition to group writing sessions in November, the Library will host events before the start of NaNoWriMo to help you plan your book. We will also offer a post-NaNoWriMo event in December to discuss what you might do next with your project.

All of the events described below are free and open to the public. Writers of all genres and experience levels are welcome. Take this opportunity to meet other writers, explore your creativity, and finally pen that novel!

October: Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Writers Workshop: Planning and Plotting for NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30 PM
At this week’s Writers Workshop, authors Heidi Ruby Miller and Jason Jack Miller will show you how to make an easy-to-follow outline for your book that will help you reach your daily word count goal.

Gear Up for NaNoWriMo!
Monday, October 30 at 6:00 PM
Ready to write? Take this time to plot out your NaNoWriMo novel and construct an outline to see you through the month. Or, if you’re ahead of the game, bring in your completed outline. Heidi and Jason will look it over and offer advice!

November: Come Write In

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Monday, November 6 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hit the ground running with our first evening Write-In! Simply bring your preferred writing tools and your imagination. Refreshments will be provided.

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Monday, November 20 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join your fellow writers for snacks (and support!) as you work through the midpoint of the challenge.

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Saturday, November 25 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
We’re in the final stretch. Raise your word count with this Saturday writing session at the Library!

How Do I Get There?

All NaNoWriMo events will be held in the Library’s meeting rooms on the second floor. For access, use the steps in the main lobby or the elevator at the rear of the building.

Free parking is available behind the Library. If this lot is full, there is also a metered lot in front of the building. For more detailed information on how to get to the Library, please visit our Contact Us page.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the Uniontown Public Library’s NaNoWriMo events, please contact the Library at (724) 437-1165 or email us at The date for the December follow-up session will be announced in the near future.