Families can participate in National Novel Writing Month by creating and sharing original stories at the South Garland Branch Library.
National Novel Writing Month was first observed in 1999. It takes places each November and is the world’s largest writing challenge. The South Garland Branch Library brings the challenge to Garland with a series of three events.
The first event will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 and give families the opportunity to begin writing a collaborative short story of less than 1,500 words, or five double-spaced pages. Writing prompts will be provided to get participants started.
The second event, held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m., will explore the editing process. Families will be paired up to edit each other’s stories, checking for grammar, spelling, and plot issues. Participants must bring their completed story with them to this event.
Families will share their completed stories at the third and final event on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month events are free and open to children ages 10 and older and their families. The South Garland Branch Library is located at 4845 Broadway Blvd., at Oates Road. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion. For more information, call 972-205-3933.