Writing Workshops

Writers Group

Lake Shore Center for the Arts announces 2022 NANO event. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that you should write that book you’ve been dreaming about, then consider this your invitation to join the biggest writing community in the world as we all tackle a 50,000 word first draft book exercise during the month of November. We begin on November 1, write an average of 1667 words per day and end November 30 with 50,000 words. And receive a free Certificate of Achievement for doing so.

What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new book.
NaNoWriMo organized as a nonprofit in 2006. It is an international, internet-famous community that supports writing fluency and education programs. NaNoWriMo tracks words for writers like Fitbit tracks steps, and hosts more than a million writers. You can set up your own free profile page on their website www.nanowrimo.org
There will be three NANO meetings held at the Lakeshore Center for the Arts in Westfield, facilitated by Mary Ellen Humphrey, Author and Publisher, who will be tackling her 16th NANO project. Plan to join in the fun on the following dates:
1. Date November 2 The first meeting will be to announce our projects. All are welcome, experienced and novices. If this is your first NANO, bring your questions. Learn strategies used by those who’ve successfully completed past NANO projects.
2. Date November 16 At the second meeting, we will check in, update our progress, discuss challenges, and offer encouragement.
3. Date December 7 The third and final meeting we will review and celebrate what we accomplished, no matter if you reached the 50,000 word goal, or something less than that. We will discuss what to do next.


Dec 07 2022


7:00 am - 8:30 pm