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‘Come Write In’ to the Brown Library

“Come Write In” to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., for participants of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a fun approach to creative writing that encourages participants to write a 50,000-word novel from Nov. 1 to 30.

NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In program connects writers with their nearby community spaces for cozy, communal write-ins. The library will have the Third Floor Vintage Meeting Area available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27) as a space where “Wrimos” can get to know their fellow writers and simultaneously pen their NaNo masterpiece.

The sessions will be facilitated by Amanda C. Davis and Carrie Anne Noble.

Davis has facilitated National Novel Writing Month in this region since 2012. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in over 80 markets and in three languages.

Noble is the author of “The Mermaid’s Sister” and “The Gold-Son” and her short stories have been published in several publications.

A National Novel Writing Month kickoff event was held on Oct. 30 and a “TGIO — Thank Goodness It’s Over” wrap-up party from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. The event is open to the public, including friends, family members and those who supported the writers during November. During the event, those who reached the 50,000-word goal will be recognized.

Food and drink are allowed in the library. Parking is free in the city lot near the Welch Children’s Wing entrance after 6 p.m.

More than 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants,” Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus,” Rainbow Rowell’s “Fangirl,” Jason Hough’s “The Darwin Elevator,” Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder,” and local author Carrie Anne Noble’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner, “The Mermaid’s Sister.”

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