Date: October 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). On November 1, armed with their wits, the vague outline of a story and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month and reach “The End” by November 30.
Join the fun on the NMSU campus by participating in several events designed to support you in your quest for authordom.
A kickoff party will be held on Tuesday, November 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Zuhl Library Conference Room. This is an event for NaNoWriMo participants to come and meet each other, talk about their novels and give encouragement. Bring a treat to share.
Group write-ins will be held on Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the NMSU campus Barnes & Noble, Southeast Living Room. Bring your own notebook, laptop or typewriter.
The closing party (TGIO – Thank God It’s Over) party will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Zuhl Conference Room. This is a time for participants to celebrate and comfort each other. Bring a treat to share.
More than ninety novels begun during NaNoWriMo have been published, including New York Times Best Sellers Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty said that the 50,000 word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity. He added that when you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both.
Local event organizer, librarian Charles Stanford, said that he encourages all NMSU students, faculty, staff or family members who are taking part in NaNoWriMo this year to use University Library space for writing their novels, and to gather in the Library in groups whenever they can.
For more information, contact Stanford at (575) 646-6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.