Come Write In @ WCL for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an international event where novelists from around the world pledge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Anyone can take part, and you can write anything you want (it doesn’t even have to be a novel).

To get involved, register at and have Wellington set as your Home Region.


What’s happening at WCL?

To support all of our budding NaNoWriMo writers across the city, Central and various branch libraries will be available as a ‘Come Write In’ venue and have special places reserved just for you to come in, get together, get writing and smash that word count!

To help you get inspired and have all of the tools you need, we asked our librarians across Wellington City Libraries for their very best recommendations and resources. So make sure you check out this blog post for more info! If eBooks are your thing, check out our Writings on Writings collection on Overdrive or download straight to your device with Libby!

Organizing your writing schedule and figuring out where you want to go? Check out the handy table below and mark your calendars!

Library Times Area
Central 1-4pm Saturdays & Sundays 1st Floor – Computer Books Area
Karori 10-1pm Saturdays Upstairs – Adult Non-Fiction Area
Johnsonville 11-1pm Saturdays
5-8pm Fridays
Tables in the Young Adult Area
Cummings Park 5-7pm Mondays
2-5pm Tuesdays
Tables by the window
 Tawa  6-8pm Thursdays  Tables in the Young Adult Area

A Documentary on NaNoWriMo!

This year, documentary film makers Simin and Antony from Hidden Flamingo Films, will be filming a 15-20 minute about NaNoWriMo in Wellington 2018 to submit to the DocEdge documentary film festival in 2019! They will be coming along to do some filming at the very first ‘Come Write In’ session at Central Library, November 3rd at 1 pm for about an hour, and the last ‘Come Write In’ session at Central on November 25th.

How do I go from NaNoWriMo to published?

Have you done NaNoWriMo before, have drafts coming out of your ears? Or maybe you have something almost finished and are wondering where to go next? This year, we decided to host an event on ‘How to get published’ to celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo!

We have invited a panel of local industry experts from Victoria University Press, Huia Press, Mākaro Press and Whitirea Publishing to come in and speak at the library on how to get published. So come along, hear from their years of experience and ask all of those burning questions!

Save the date: Saturday December 1st from 1:30pm at the Central Library and keep an eye on our website for more info.