NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, as a month of exuberant literary madness where people from all walks of life try to write 50,000 words for a first draft of a novel all during the month of November. This slightly crazy endeavor began in San Francisco in 1999, and it is now going strong throughout the world. Beauregard Parish Library is part of that tradition.

NaNoWriMo brings together those who love the written word and those who love telling stories. It can appeal to those who like to plan or those who like to improvise. It's fun for those who have always wondered about writing their own stories, and it lets you try it out for a short amount of time.

We are helping our local area authors by hosting writing sessions at our DeRidder branch on Thursday evenings during the month, except for Thanksgiving when the library is closed. We have free wifi for our library patrons, or guest access (with picture ID) for those passing through. You can come here and write with abandon with other writers who are doing the same. We hope to see you here!