Welcome to the Muskoka Novel Marathon!
Drawing courtesy of Elke Scholz
The Muskoka Novel Marathon is an annual event to raise funds and awareness for adult literacy in Muskoka. To date, the event has raised almost $85,000. Please see About the Marathon for more information.The 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon will be held July 11-14, 2014 in Huntsville.
Want an inside peek? Read below for details about MNM 2013 (held July 12-15, 2013) 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 2013
The 2013 Muskoka Novel Marathon is complete! 72 hours, 40 writers, a record-breaking $19,839 raised, and 2610 pages written (that's approximately 522,000 words!). Thanks to all of the writers and everyone who sponsored them in this amazing event. Want to know who won? See the list of winners here.
Special thanks to 2013 co-convenors Dawn Huddlestone and Karen Wehrstein; volunteers Mieke Byl (the most fantastic den mother ever!), Linda Black, Susan Blakeney, Paula Boon, Alison Brownlee, Nico Byl, Nichole Caracciolo, Peter Carver, Karen Cassian, Nancy Cousintine, Wendy & Al Dingman, Karen Elliott, Nancy Fischer, Lizann Flatt, Joanne Galbraith, Barb Hallam, Sam Hiyate, Kalei Huddlestone, Sue Kenney, Eileen Lee, Laura Litchfield, Heather Lloyd, Susan Lowe, Linda McLean, Amber McNair, Anne Millyard, Noreen Mitchell, Carol Oke, Cathy Olliffe-Webster, Loraine Paré, Betty Porter, Leanne Radtke, Marlene Robson, Rachel Sa, Wanda Sawyer, Edie Stroud, Erin Thomas, Lori Twining, Marguerite Urban, Michael Wain, Candice Warner, Nancy West, Kirsty Williamson, and Beth Wright.; and all of our sponsors.
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.
Proudly supporting YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Services
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