Knox NaNoWriMo MeetUps

The Meetups are all from 2-3pm. Free and open to 

the public, but registration is required. Contact 

or call (740) 392-BOOK ext 224 for more information.

Nov 9- Gambier Library

Nov 16- Fredericktown Library

Nov 23- Danville Library

Knox NaNoWriMo Hub at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County

October 2, 2019--  In November, the Literary and Writing Program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County presents Knox NaNoWriMoHub, a program for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month, widely known as NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2019, and participants hail from all around the world. NaNoWriMo is ambitious-- writers are encouraged to draft about 5,000-6,000 words per day, approximately six pages of new writing. However, the online community at NaNoWriMo supports experienced and novice writers, with a variety of online tools and forums to “help you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers...and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel” (  NaNoWriMo is self-directed, and it’s free to participating writers. The Knox NaNoWriMo Hub events are also free of charge, but registration is required.

Knox NaNoWriMo Hub Kickoff is October 31 at the Main Library. The Kickoff event runs from 12noon to 8:00pm in the Solarium, where Literary & Writing Program Manager Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher will be on standby to help patrons sign up for NaNoWriMo and provide participants with their Knox NaNoWriMo Hub badge.  The badge gives patrons access to Write Spot-- reserved, quiet writing space for aspiring novelists available during library hours for the entire month of November.  The Write Spot provides free earplugs, pens, notebooks, and hot chocolate packets-- writers need only show up, sit down, and write.

Knox NaNoWriMo Hub offers weekly Meet-Ins with other NaNoWriMo participants. The Meet Ins gather at our branch libraries in Gambier (Nov. 9), Fredericktown (Nov. 16), and Danville (Nov. 23). “Perseverance Prizes” are awarded at each meetup, where NaNoWriMoers gather to discuss their writing projects, cheer each other on, and have some fun during a rigorous month of novel-writing.

On December 1, Knox NaNoWriMo Hub presents “Pages on Stages,” an event featuring readings from NaNoWriMo participants, the Teen Writing Program and KnoxWrites Fiction class. “Pages on Stages” will be held from 1:30-3:30pm in the Main Library, and includes musical  performances by The Choraliers. Family, friends, and library patrons are invited to hear writers read the work they composed this fall and celebrate their successes. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in participating in NaNoWriMo, please contact Literary & Program Manager Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher at or (740) 392-BOOK ext 224 for more information.

KNOX NANOWRIMO HUB: Program Overview

There are four main components of the Knox NaNoWriMo Hub Program.

Kickoff: Oct. 31, 12noon-8pm at Main Library. Patrons can register and pick up badge at this time.  

Write Spot: Quiet space for writers- Main Library from opening time to half hour before closing. Badge access only. Registration required.

Saturday Meetups: Saturday meetups from 2-3pm at Gambier (Nov. 9), Fredericktown (Nov. 16) and Danville (Nov. 23) libraries. Participation prizes awarded at these events. Registration required.

Pages on Stages: 1 reading at Main Library, 1:30pm-3:30pm to celebrate NaNoWriMo, Teen Writing Program and KnoxWrites creative writing work. Free and open to the public. The Choraliers will perform and light refreshments will be served.


  • Occurred Saturday, November 9th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, November 16th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher

201 N. Mulberry St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Jamie Lyn Smith-Fletcher