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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Event Registration

Want a challenge to take your mind off the world? Want to take a deep-dive into a writing project—with friends? Join Driftless Writing Center board members Lisa Henner and Jennifer Morales for a National Novel Writing Month, aka “NaNoWriMo.”


NaNoWriMo, which takes place from November 1 through November 30, is an international community of writers striving to write 50,000 words in one month—essentially a short novel draft. DWC will be providing drop-in writing sessions online twice each week, plus a bonus “Homestretch Sunday” session at the end of the month. 


Fill out this form to register to join join any or all of our NaNoWriMo sessions. Registrants will receive a Zoom link at the end of October. 


On Wednesdays, Jennifer will lead participants through two 25-minute writing blocks, with a 30-minute Q&A at the end for your writing craft questions. On Saturdays, Lisa will lead two 25-minute writing blocks, followed by a 30-minute conversation about “tips and tricks” to help you develop skills that will keep you motivated.


Craft Wednesdays, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm CT: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25

Motivation Saturdays, 9:00 am-10:30 am CT: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

Homestretch Sunday, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm CT: 11/29


There is no set fee for these sessions, however donations to DWC are encouraged! A link to our PayPal (or address if you would perfer to donate via check) will display on the confirmation page after filling out this registration form.


DWC will also offer a “Come Write In” community on the NaNoWriMo site. 


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DWC Cancellations


In case of inclement weather, DWC will follow the Viroqua Public School district’s cancellation notices. If the Viroqua Public School district cancels classes for the day, DWC will cancel any program scheduled for that day. If the Viroqua Public School district announces a two-hour delay, a DWC program scheduled for that evening may still be held, subject to the host’s determination. For programs scheduled on weekends, the DWC program host will decide and notify enrolled students no later than 8 a.m. on the day of the program.

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DWC will make every attempt to hold a scheduled program but reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason (e.g., illness, family emergency, or insufficient enrollment). 


DWC will notify enrolled students via email and post a notice on social media or its Web site as soon as a cancellation decision is made. 


DWC will make every attempt to reschedule a canceled program. Information about the rescheduled program will be sent to enrolled students via email and announced on social media or DWC’s Web site.


If DWC cancels a program and it is not rescheduled, DWC will issue full refunds for students’ pre-paid program fees. If a student cannot attend on a rescheduled date, DWC will refund that student’s pre-paid program fee. DWC cannot be responsible for travel, lodging, or other costs prospective students incur.

Student Cancellations

DWC expects a student enrolled in a program to notify us as soon as s/he knows s/he cannot attend. DWC will refund 100% of pre-paid program fees until five days before the program begins. For student cancellations occurring between one and five days before the program begins, the DWC program host and DWC board will determine whether or to what extent a student’s pre-paid program fee may be refunded. No pre-paid fees will be refunded within 24 hours of the program’s start or after a program starts.