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NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo Events

National Novel Writing Month, November or NaNoWriMo is a challenge where people from all backgrounds try to write 50,000 words in a month.

Write a novel at the Ray Howard Library. 


Crossing Borders Student Creative Writing Contest

Crossing Borders Creative Writing Contest

November 12 - 30 2018

Theme: Crossing Borders


  • Your own, original work
  • Between 800 to 2000 words
  • Define the value of crossing borders
  • Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Submissions may be used by Shoreline Community College in any promotional media and materials with proper attribution

Got a story to tell?

Students of Shoreline Community College may submit a fictional short-story that reflects what the importance of crossing borders means, physically or metaphorically.

Email entries to with the subject line: Crossing Borders

Contact TaChalla Ferris ( for any questions

Kick-Off Party

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party

October 31 10:30 p.m. -  November 1st 1:00 a.m.

You can't start writing your novel until November 1st, but you can go to the Kick-Off party and start right at midnight with a whole group of other writers. It's a late night gathering where aspiring novelists can learn more about NaNoWriMo while getting tools for success and treats for fun!

Write-In Wednesdays

Write-In Wednesdays in November
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Come Write In! The library has comfortable chairs, outlets for you to charge your devices, well-lit places, and lots of reference books to help with character names, places, and details. Write-In Wednesdays are the perfect time to work on your submission to the Crossing Borders Creative Writing Contest. 

Write-In Wednesdays is open to students as well as non-students. The campus parking lots are free after 4, making it a perfect time to stop in and get comfortable!

NaNoWriMo Workshop Series