Thursday, October 3, 2013

NaNoWriMo at Cambridge Public Library

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is right around the corner in November.  You can start prepping now with these programs right here at the Main Library.


Lisa Borders discusses “Characterization”
Saturday, October 5, 2:00-2:30 * Community Room

Lisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, will be published by Engine Books in October, 2013. Her first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award, and received fiction honors the Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa’s short stories have appeared in Kalliope, Washington Square, Black Warrior Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and other journals. She teaches at Grub Street, Boston.

Steve Yarbrough discusses “Putting Place on the Page”
Saturday, October 12, 2:00-2:30 * Community Room

Steve Yarbrough is the author of three story collections and six novels including The Oxygen Man, which received the Mississippi Author’s Award, the California Book Award, and an award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and Prisoners of War, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. He is also the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch and Polish.

Margot Livesey discusses “Point of View and Plot”
Saturday, October 26, 2:00-2:30 * Community Room

Margot Livesey has taught in numerous writing programs, including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is the author of a collection of stories and seven novels. The House on Fortune Street won the L.L.Winship/PEN New England award, and her most recent novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, won the New England Independent Booksellers’ Award in fiction for 2012. She is a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston.


NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
November 4, 6, 12, 14, 18, 21, 26, 27 * 6:00-8:00pm * Community Room

Come write-in! In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the Cambridge Public Library is offering a series of twice-weekly write-ins. Enjoy powerstrips, caffeine, and quiet writing space as you work towards your goal of completing a novel in a month. We supply the coffee, you supply the word count.


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