We are excited to offer Workshops, Write-ins, and more for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We will have several local authors presenting workshops as well as opportunities for “wrimos” to come together to write and get motivated during write-ins. Tracking is available using the Beanstack app starting October 26th. These events are free and open to different age ranges depending on the specific program.

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Come to A Write-in!

Write-ins are gatherings where wrimos have dedicated time to write. Rachel, your Nanowrimo Liaison will be there to answer questions and provide inspiration at several locations.

Workshops & Other Events

Plotting a Story Roadmap @ Bethany Library Annex

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30pm at Bethany Library Annex

Registration required starting October 5th. For more details and to register

Join us for our National Novel Writing Month kick off event presented by Erin Riha.

Do you have a great premise for a book but don’t know how to get from start to finish? In this workshop, we’ll cover what makes for a great story, including basic story structure, the major plot points, and pacing. Then, we’ll take these principles and learn how to use them to create a road map so that you’re ready to write—and finish!—your book.

National Novel Writing Month Kick-off @ Beaverton City Library

Saturday, October 28th at 2-3pm at Beaverton City Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room

November is National Novel Writing Month – get ready to write and rock! If you’re new, come in and learn about NaNoWriMo, and if you’re already a veteran, stop by to get inspired and talk with other writers about the upcoming month of November.

No registration required. More details

Building More Textured Worlds: Diversity in Sci-fi and Fantasy World Building Workshop @ Bethany Annex

Join us TUESDAY, November 7th at 6:30pm at the Bethany Library Annex.

Registration required starting October 12th. For more details and to register

The worlds of sci-fi and fantasy suffer from lack of diversity, and even though strides have been made in recent decades many authors may be unsure about how to be more inclusive in their storytelling. Join Brian Parker as he goes over character development and world building principles that you can use to add more texture to your worlds. Part of our NaNoWriMo Challenge.

Writing the Romance Novel @ Bethany Library Annex

Thursday, November 9th at 6:30pm at the Bethany Library Annex

Registration is required starting October 19th. For more details and to register

Join Terri Reed, bestselling author of over 60 published novels, to learn about the many facets of the romance genre. She will discuss the various subgenres within romance, the expectations of romance readers, and how to deliver a memorable story. Part of our NaNoWriMo Challenge.

The Writers' Mill @ Cedar Mill Library

Sunday, November 19th from 1-3pm at Cedar Mill Library Elm & Oak Meeting Rooms

No registration required. More details

Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be hybrid online and in person. If you already receive e-mail from the Writers’ Mill, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail askuscml@wccls.org to be added to the list for the webinar.

Learn more about The Writers’ Mill Group at portlandwritersmill.org See the group’s anthologies in the library catalog.