WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will again serve as a “Come Write In” location for participants of National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a fun approach to creative writing that encourages participants to write a 50,000-word novel from Nov. 1-30.
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. Find her at amandacdavis.com. Noble is the author of “The Mermaid’s Sister” and “The Gold-Son” and her short stories have been published in several publications. Find her at carrienoble.com.
The group will host a “TGIO – Thank Goodness It’s Over” wrap-up party on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the same space from 12 to 1:30 p.m. 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.”
The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.
Visit calendar.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 for more information. The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu