The Feldheym Central Library will be a “Come Write In” center for participants in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. Beginning on Wednesday November 6, the Feldheym Library will be open for NaNoWriMo writers. Bring your pen & paper or laptop and work on your novel in the company of other writers. Drop in anytime Wednesdays in November from 3 – 5:30 pm in the Creation Station in the Jack L. Hill Lifelong Learning Center on the 2nd floor; Saturday, November 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in Kellogg Room B; and Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in Kellogg Room B. There will also be a NaNo prep meeting to explain what NaNoWriMo is to new people on Tuesday, October 22 at 6 pm in Kellogg Room B.
NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In (CWI) program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide celebration of creative writing that counted 500,000 writers in its 15th year in 2013. The end goal for NaNoWriMo participants is to write a novel of at least fifty thousand words between 12:01 AM on November 1st and 11:59 PM on November 30th. Quantity is emphasized over quality; the idea is not to produce the Next Great American Novel, but simply to get one’s brain rolling by building characters, plots and ideas for one month to see what develops.
NaNoWriMo is for everyone: elementary and secondary students who would like to improve their writing skills, armchair scribes who have always wanted to try their hand at fiction, and even published professionals.
All of these free events will be held at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino. For more information call 909-381-8238 or visit www.sbpl.org