Wandering Jellyfish Write-In with Author Olivia Chadha

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

November is National Novel Writing Month! To celebrate, The Wandering Jellyfish is hosting write-ins all month long! What is a write-in, you ask? A write-in is a way for writers to gather and support each other while working on their novels. As writers ourselves, we know how hard and lonely it can be to take on something as monumental as writing a book (not to mention writing a novel in a month!). We find this type of community support invaluable to the process. So, we wanted to show our community the love and support they’ve always shown us by providing a place for writers to gather.

The workshop space will be the official “quiet space” where writers or groups can have a more secluded and focused writing experience. The bookshop will be the official “community space” where writers may work on their projects while also sharing ideas or talking about writing with other attendees.

Our resident author for this write-in, Olivia Chadha, writes science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and literary novels for YA and adult audiences. She holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University’s creative writing program and a master's from the University of Colorado, Boulder's creative writing program. Much of her research centers on the history of exile, India’s Partition, precarious borders and boundaries, global folklore and fairy tales, and the relationship between humans and the environment. She began her writing career with a stint writing comic scripts for Michael Turner’s Fathom. Balance of Fragile Things is her debut adult literary novel, and Rise of the Red Hand (book one of The Mechanists Series) is her YA debut. Book two will be out in 2022. www.oliviachadha.com. She will be available to discuss projects, ask questions, or talk about writing in general with attendees in the bookshop space.

Please note that because this event is in-person, it is not officially associated with nor organized by the nonprofit behind NaNoWriMo. That said, to keep our community safe, we will be limiting the number of attendees for each write-in to eight writing spots in the bookshop and six in the workshop space for a total of 14 available spots. We will also require masks to be worn at all times, except, of course, while you are sipping from your chosen beverage (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water), which we will provide. Because we will be providing drinks, we will also be promoting social distancing, but if you come with a writing buddy you would like to sit with, we will provide a space for you to sit together.We are dedicated to keeping everyone who comes into our store and workshop area safe.

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