Camp NaNoWriMo

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This April and July, tackle a writing project with Camp NaNoWriMo.
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What is Camp NaNoWriMo?

  • Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens in April and July. It's different from NaNoWriMo in November because you can work on any type of creative project, not just a novel. First drafts or revision, scripts or stories or poems or essays—all are welcome! Just set a goal and get writing. 

How can you participate?


Camp Writer Flair

Download the images and declare your writerly commitment all over social media!

Facebook Cover:

Camp NaNoWriMo FB Cover


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April 2020 Camp Counselors

Each Camp session, we’re joined by published authors who act as “counselors," sharing words of advice and writing dares to all NaNo Campers. Look for their Camp Care Packages each week in Breaking News!


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Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and holds an MFA from Columbia University. The Atlas of Reds and Blues—winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the Crook’s Corner Book Prize—is her first novel. It was selected by The Georgia Center for the Book as a book “All Georgians Should Read” and named by The Washington Post as one of the best books of 2019. A former newspaper reporter, Laskar is now a poet, photographer and novelist.


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An Na was born in South Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She is the author of three novels: A Step from Heaven, Wait for Me, and The Fold. The Middle Place, a forthcoming young adult novel, will be published by Atheneum under Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Her awards and honors include the Michael L. Printz Award, International Reading Association Award, National Book Award Finalist, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, New York Times Book Review Notable, and Junior Library Guild Selection. She lives in Vermont.

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Dallas Woodburn is the author of the linked short story collection Woman, Running Late, in a Dress and the novel The Best Week That Never Happened. Her work has been honored with the Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award, the international Glass Woman Prize, and four Pushcart Prize nominations. She hosts the podcast “Overflowing Bookshelves” and heads the organization Write On! Books that empowers youth through reading and writing endeavors. Dallas lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

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Jennifer Ziegler is an author of quirky, contemporary middle grade and young adult fiction, including such titles as How Not to Be Popular, Sass and Serendipity, and Revenge of the Flower Girls. Her books have been featured on the Lone Star List, the International Reading Association’s Young Adults Choice list, recommended on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” and optioned for film. Jennifer serves on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program on Writing for Children and Young Adults.



Camp Videos

Watch the Novel Prep or Writing Tips and Exercises playlists on YouTube for advice about your Camp project.

Visit the NaNoWriMo YouTube channel!



Camp NaNoWriMo Events

To see what time an event starts in your time zone, click into the event, then click "copy to my calendar".