Welcome to the Muskoka Novel Marathon!
The 2016 Muskoka Novel Marathon will be held on:
July 8th - 11th, 2016 in Huntsville.
$34,081!!!! That's our preliminary fundraising total for the 2016 Muskoka Novel Marathon. Stay tuned for the final numbers in September. In the meantime, a HUGE thank you to our writers for supporting adult literacy. Read more here.
Want an inside peek? Read below for details about MNM 2015 or visit Remembering the Marathon for first-person accounts from writers who have experienced the marathon.
"Writers have told me the Muskoka Novel Marathon is one of the best writing experiences in their lives and one of the best life experiences, too."
Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015
The 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon is complete! 72 hours, 40 writers, a record-breaking $32,226.53. The final word count was 2,471 pages, or approximately 617,750 words. Lots of writing done, while raising an incredible amount of funds for the Literacy programs. Thanks to all of the writers and everyone who sponsored them in this amazing event.
Special thanks to 2015 Convenor, Karen Wehrstein and the four organizers of this year's Marathon Planning Committee: Dawn Huddlestone, Paula Boon, Lori Twining and Brenda Liddle. They brought this year's marathon to life and it was bigger and stronger than ever.
A huge thank you goes out to our many volunteers: Paula Boon, Wendy Dingman, Karen Elliott, Dawn Huddlestone, Sue Kenney, Eileen Lee, Brenda Liddle, Laura Litchfield, Susan Lowe, Naomi Mesbur, Noreen Mitchell, Wanda Sawyer, Robin Steele, Helen Takarabe, Lori Twining, Marlene Vettorel, Karen Wehrstein, our many judges and the enthusiastic YMCA helpers for all their hard work.
Huge thanks to the overwhelming support of the many sponsors who provided food, prizes and other necessities for the marathon. There is a complete list of sponsors here. Anytime, within the next year, if you happen to be visiting these businesses, please be sure to tell them you appreciate their generosity.
REGISTRATION SOLD OUT IN JUST 28 MINUTES! WOWZA!!
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Who is Nora? She's been a student of YMCA Literacy Services programs and we're thrilled that she gained enough confidence in her writing ability to participate as a writer in the 2013 Muskoka Novel Marathon! Learn more about her in the video below.
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