Local Volunteers

New ML Applications for 2014 have now closed. Please email paige_knorr@nanowrimo.org if you have any questions about your application.

If you would like to be an ML in 2015, you an NaNoWriMo is not an online-only event! We have local volunteers called Municipal Liaisons (MLs) all over the world. You can find your region here (it’s best to search by state or province) and click through to its regional forum. You will see your ML(s) at the top.

Municipal Liaisons add a vibrant real-world aspect to the writerly festivities of NaNo. They host Kick-Off Parties to celebrate the beginning of this whirlwind month; weekly write-ins (often in cafes or libraries) where you can join other local writers pounding their way towards 50,000 words; and “Thank God It’s Over” Parties to relax and commiserate with your fellow writers about your sore hands. They also oversee their regional forums and can answer many questions you might have about NaNo.

We appreciate our MLs more than we can say, and heartily encourage you to get in touch with the one in your region.

On this page, you’ll find:

  • Information on Becoming a Municipal Liaison (ML)
  • A list of regions needing MLs for NaNoWriMo 2014

Becoming an ML

Think you have what it takes to plan and host writing events in your local region, and rah-rah participants to the finish line? Are you bursting with ideas for interesting write-in locations and full of excitement at the thought of guiding newbies through their first NaNoWriMo? Do you just happen to own an excessive number of power strips ideal for that one cafe that somehow has only one electrical outlet? MLing may be for you!

The bare necessities:

  • You are over 18 years of age.
  • You have done (and won!) NaNoWriMo at least once.

The details of what you’ll be expected to do:

  • Commit to the whole event.
  • Plan, host, and spread the word about events, including Kick-off, write-ins, and TGIO.
  • Answer every email or NaNoMail from local participants.
  • Be present in your regional forum.
  • Engage in some light fundraising.
  • Try your very hardest to reach 50,000 words.
  • Read emails and messages from HQ.

Regions seeking NaNoWriMo MLs in 2014

Africa 			
       	 Egypt 
       	 Elsewhere in Africa 
       	 Kenya 
       	 South Africa :: Cape Town 
       	 South Africa :: Grahamstown 
       	 Tanzania 
       	 Tunisia 
Asia 			
       	 Cambodia 
       	 Pakistan 
       	 South Korea :: Busan 
       	 Sri Lanka 
Australia 		
       	 Margaret River 
       	 Perth :: North 
       	 Rockingham/Mandurah 
Oh, Canada 			
       	 British Columbia :: Elsewhere 
         British Columbia :: Kootenay District 
       	 Elsewhere in Canada 
       	 New Brunswick :: Elsewhere 
       	 New Brunswick :: Fredericton 
         New Brunswick :: Moncton 
       	 New Brunswick :: Saint John 
       	 Nova Scotia :: Elsewhere 
         Nova Scotia :: Halifax 
         Ontario :: Durham 
         Ontario :: Elsewhere 
       	 Ontario :: London 
       	 Ontario :: Niagara 
         Ontario :: Ottawa 
       	 Ontario :: Parry Sound & Area 
         Ontario :: Stratford 
       	 Ontario :: Thunder Bay 
       	 Ontario :: Windsor 
       	 Quebec :: Elsewhere 
Central & South America			
       	 Argentina 
         Brazil 
       	 Elsewhere in Central & South America 
Elsewhere Micronesia 
                                The Great Elsewhere
                                Turkey 
Europe			
       	 Bulgaria 
       	 Czech Republic & Slovakia 
       	 Elsewhere in Europe 
         England :: Brighton 
         England :: Derbyshire 
         England :: Devon 
       	 England :: Dorset 
         England :: Oxfordshire 
       	 England :: Portsmouth 
       	 Estonia 
         Greece 
       	 Iceland 
       	 Ireland :: Northwest 
         Ireland :: Southeast 
       	 Italy 
       	 Jersey 
       	 Lithuania 
         Romania 
         Scotland :: Aberdeen
       	 Scotland :: Perth/Stirling 
       	 Spain 
       	 Sweden :: Goteborg 	
       	 Switzerland 
Israel				
       	 Haifa 	
       	 Jerusalem 	
       	 Tel-Aviv 
Mexico				
       	 Baja California :: Ensenada 	
       	 Baja California :: Rosarito 
New Zealand	
         Elsewhere in New Zealand
         Waikato & Taupo
         Wellington
United States				
       	Alabama			
       	       	 Dothan 
       	       	 Mobile/Baldwin 
                 Montgomery 
       	       	 Shoals Area 
                 Troy 
       	Arizona			
       	       	 Patagonia 
       	       	 Yuma 
       	Arkansas
                 Conway 			
       	       	 Elsewhere 
       	       	 Jonesboro 
                 Russellville 
       	       	 Searcy 
       	California			
                 Chico 
                 Elsewhere in California 
       	       	 Lompoc 
       	       	 Marin 
       	       	 Modesto 
                 San Francisco 
                 San Luis Obispo 
       	       	 Santa Clarita 
       	       	 Solano County 
       	       	 Sonoma 
       	       	 Stockton 
       	       	 Tuolumne County 
       	Colorado
                 Colorado Springs 			
       	       	 Durango 
       	       	 Elsewhere in Colorado 
       	       	 Greeley 
       	Connecticut 
                 Shoreline
                 Valley-Northwest
       	Florida	
                 Brandon 		
       	       	 Gainesville 
                 Palm Beaches 
       	       	 St. Augustine 
       	Georgia	
                 Atlanta 		
       	       	 Elsewhere in Georgia 
                 Kennesaw 
       	       	 Kingsland 
       	       	 Rome 
       	       	 Savannah 
       	       	 St. Simons/Coastal Georgia 
        Idaho
                 Idaho Falls
       	Illinois			
       	       	 Champaign-Urbana 
       	       	 Kewanee-Henry County 
                 McHenry County 
       	       	 Rockford 
       	Indiana	
                 Ft. Wayne
                 Indianapolis
                 Jasper County
                 Richmond
       	Iowa			
                 Cedar Rapids        	       	
                 Dubuque 
       	       	 Elsewhere in Iowa 
       	       	 Grinnell 
       	       	 Orange City 
       	       	 Sioux City 
       	       	 Waterloo 
       	Kansas			
       	       	 Chanute 
       	       	 Emporia 
                 Manhattan 
       	Kentucky 
                 Bowling Green
                 Purchase Area
       	Louisiana
                 Baton Rouge 
                 Lake Charles
       	Massachusetts			
       	       	 5-College 
       	       	 Berkshires 
       	       	 Norfolk/Bristol Counties 
       	       	 Plymouth 
                 Berkshires 
                 Southbridge/Sturbridge 
       	Michigan			
       	       	 Elsewhere in Michigan 
                 Kalamazoo        	       	
                 Midland 
       	       	 Muskegon County 
       	Minnesota			
       	       	 Goodhue County 
                 Rochester 
       	       	 Saint Cloud 
       	Mississippi			
       	       	 Coastal Mississippi 
       	       	 Elsewhere in Mississippi 
       	Missouri
                 Elsewhere 			
       	       	 Fulton 
       	       	 Jefferson City 
       	Nebraska  Chadron
                  Elsewhere
                  Lincoln
       	Nevada	 Elsewhere in Nevada
                 Reno
       	New Jersey  Elsewhere
                    Northwest New Jersey
       	New Mexico  Las Cruces
       	New York
                 Binghamton 			
       	       	 Dunkirk 
       	       	 Elmira-Corning 
                 Mohawk Valley 	
       	       	 Plattsburgh 
       	       	 Southern Dutchess County 
                 Watertown 
                 White Plains & Westchester County 
       	North Carolina			
                 Chapel Hill 
       	       	 Charlotte 
       	       	 Fayetteville 
                 Winston-Salem 
       	Ohio			
       	       	 Lake County 
       	       	 Oxford 
                 Tiffin 
                 Zanesville 
       	Oklahoma			
       	       	 Elsewhere in Oklahoma 
       	       	 Stillwater 
       	Oregon			
       	       	 Bend 
       	       	 McMinnville 
       	       	 Rogue Valley 
       	       	 South Coast 
       	Pennsylvania			
       	       	 Bucks County 
       	       	 Centre County 
       	       	 Gettysburg 
       	       	 Indiana 
       	       	 Millersville 
       	       	 Selinsgrove 
       	Puerto Rico
        Rhode Island
       	South Carolina 
                 Florence 
                 Spartanburg 
        Tennessee  Chattanooga 
       	Texas	
                 Amarillo 
                 Dallas/Ft. Worth 		
       	       	 Ellis County 
       	       	 Killeen 
       	Vermont 	
       	Virginia			
       	       	 Bedford 
                 Charlottesville 
       	       	 Elsewhere in Virginia 
       	       	 Farmville 
       	       	 Shenandoah Valley 
                 Winchester 
       	Washington			
       	       	 Lewis County 
       	       	 Skagit County 
       	       	 Walla Walla 
                 Yakima 
       	Wisconsin			
       	       	 Elsewhere in Wisconsin 
       	       	 Platteville 
       	Wyoming			
       	       	 Casper 
       	       	 Cody