November is known for many things: Autumn weather, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving. It’s also known as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Every November thousands of folks (over 430,000 people signed up in 2015) spend November completing life dreams of novel writing. The goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Many of the books on your shelf may have been written as a result of NaNoWriMo, including some bestsellers like Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (see more published books here).
Are you an aspiring writer in the Washington, DC area? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Consider joining us in the Innovation Hub for the lunchtime write ins. Although it’s called National Novel Writing Month it doesn’t have to be a novel you’re writing: many work on non fiction and poetry too! It’s an opportunity to get focused on writing. You can even use the space to bounce ideas off other writers. We will provide wifi, power outlets, white boards and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Meet other writers and learn what they are doing.
The Innovation Hub will be hosting 4 write ins in November, all from 11am-2pm:
Thursday, Nov. 10
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Friday, Nov. 18
Wednesday, Nov. 30
During these events we’ll have the space set up with some inspirational images from the Archives and provide a great opportunity for writers to write.
Not in the DC area but interested in participating? Try to take an hour or two of your day to write and let us know what your progress is! Get some coworkers together and get creative!
Innovation Hub, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Metro: Take Metrorail’s Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. The Archives/Navy Memorial stop is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives building.
Bus: Several bus lines stop at the National Archives building on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Check the Archives website for more information.
Parking: Several commercial parking lots are located nearby and metered curb parking may be available on nearby streets.
You must bring a valid photo ID to enter the building
If you have any questions please email InnovationHub@nara.gov