Special Events


National Novel Writing Month "Write-In” 

Mondays in November, 6-8 PM, POULSBO Library on November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Tuesdays in November, 6-8 PM, BAINBRIDGE Library on November 10, 17, 24

Do you have a book waiting to be written with characters ready to burst onto the page? Make November your month of creative commitment! Pack up your writing tools and join us Monday evenings for two hours of uninterrupted novel writing fun!

Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner. Light snacks will be provided.

Questions and Answers

What is NaNoWriMo? 

National Novel Writing Month is a yearly event that takes place in November. Every year, over 100,000 people worldwide sign up to tackle the literary equivalent of a marathon: writing 50,000 words in 30 days. 

What do you have to do to participate? 

Sign up online here. Then write! What do you get if you finish? A super awesome "winner's" certificate! And some other great offers and prizes. But mostly, you get the satisfaction of having written 50,000 words. 

Does anyone read what you write? 

Not unless you give it to them. The website does not require you to post your writing anywhere for public viewing. The only time they ask for the file you are writing is to verify the word count at the end of the month and this is a computer process: everything you wrote stays confidential.

If no one is reading it, why do it? 

For the adventure! For the accomplishment! For the pride and joy that comes of knowing you finished a writing project of length.

What if I have more questions? 

For any questions about the events, please contact Sharon Lee: or 360-779-2915 Ext. 9504. For questions on NaNoWriMo in general, you can visit the website.


21 Books to Help You Win NaNoWriMo, contributed by Hedgebrook.

Check out the complete program calendar here.

NaNoWriMo 2015


Writing Time!

New this Fall! Click here for dates, times and info 

2nd Thursday of Each Month Starting in October

ONGOING Teen Writer's Group

Join us to write and learn new tips! Author and writing teacher Margaret Nevinski and Rebecca Lacko from the Field's End writing organization will share their expertise. You'll learn new strategies for putting ideas into words, and get your writing questions answered. Bring pieces you're currently working on to get feedback from a peer group if you wish, or start something new. Co-sponsored by KRL. Grades 7-12.

3:30-5 PM Bainbridge Public Library