Naperville Public Library offers Fun with Fall Writing Programs

Naperville Public Library encourages writing this fall with several writing-focused programs offered at its various locations.

Teens in grades sixth through 12th can also participate in the “Frightful Nights Writing Contest” by completing the sentence “It was a dark and stormy night…” in less than 50 words. Teens can send their entries to between Oct.1–25 for a chance to win a prize.

Also offered for teens in grades sixth through 12th is “Fan Fiction Slam: All of the Feels!” from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Naper Blvd. Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.  Teens who write fan fiction or just enjoy reading it are invited to attend this program to discuss this user-generated form of writing. For more information, contact Yan Xu at 630-961-4100, ext. 2232 or email

Adults can also get in on the writing fun with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) events.  The Naperville Chapter of NaNoWriMo will share the nuts and bolts of novel writing at “NaNoWriMo Pre Sessions” from 1–3 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. and from 1–3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Writers are then invited to attend “NaNoWriMo Write-Ins,” which will be held at various dates and locations in November. For more information about NaNoWriMo events at the library, contact Joe Filapek at 630-961-4100, ext. 4940 or email

Also offered is “Write On!” from 7–8 p.m. on October 23 and November 6 at Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Attendees will sharpen their writing skills in a group setting and may attend one or both sessions. For more information, contact Anne Bultman at 630-961-4100 ext. 6106 or email

More information about this and other Library programs can be found in the Library’s program guide, available at any of the three Library locations.