NaNoWriMo @ JPL

Posted on October 25, 2011 by

 30 Days

+50,000 Words

   No Problem!

Be a part of this national writing movement.  Come write at the library, we’ll keep you fueled with coffee and tea and a great mid-way workshop to get you through!  Questions? 586-0442 or visit  Sign up and make sure to check-in at the Alaska Forum.


Come Write In: Libraries

Open Writing Labs held in library conference rooms all of November.  Coffee and tea provided.
Mondays– Downtown 5-8pm (11/7,11/14,11/21,*11/28 *11-1pm)
Tuesdays-  Douglas  5-8pm (11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29)
Wednedays-  Valley 5-8pm (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30)

11.5 Kick-Off Party and Intro

3pm- Downtown Library

Find out what it’s all about and get ready.

11.12 Pressure: Workshop

10am -Noon- Valley Library

Pressure! Techniques for Writing Under Deadline
a workshop with Geoff Kirsch

Frantic writing under intense deadlines with career-weight implications—that’s what I do as a professional writer/stay-at-home dad. Through discussion, exercises, and possibly even an AV component, this class will focus on letting go of the stress of writing. I will also lead a crash course in the craft of writing, as well as techniques for keeping the story moving forward, always forward, even during flashbacks. This workshop is open to writers of all levels; please register in advance by emailing

Geoff Kirsch has written for Comedy Central, Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. His first book-length piece, Run For Your Life! Doomsday 2012!—30,000 words in less than six weeks—came out this past summer from Workman. Visit for more.

12.3 Thank God it’s Over Party

6pm– Douglas Library

You made it, let’s celebrate, maybe share some of our work with each other. This will be a chance for writers participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge to get together and celebrate having made it though November. Even if you didn’t make it to 50,000 words you deserve a celebration. Come have some pizza and share some of your work with others (optional). Please RSVP by 11/30 to or 586-0442.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries .