November is National Novel Writing Month! To celebrate, we are 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
We will be kicking off the month with our first in-person write-in on Monday, November 1st. 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, which writers can book online via our Eventbrite page. 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.
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. The workshop space will be the official “quiet space” where writers or groups can have a more secluded and focused writing experience. We’re also excited to announce that each write-in will have a resident author in the community space working on their project and with whom attendees may discuss their projects, ask questions, or talk about writing in general.
Monday, November 1st, 6:30 to 8:30 PM with author Lisa Schulman
Friday, November 5th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM with author Megan E. Freeman
Friday, November 12th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM with author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Friday, November 19th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.with TBD
Tuesday, November 30th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM with author Olivia Chadha
Keep an eye on your email for registration links and resident author reveals to be sent out in the coming week!
We are dedicated to keeping everyone who comes into our store and workshop area safe.
DISCLAIMER: WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ATTEND ANY EVENTS IF YOU ARE SICK OR SHOWING SIGNS OF SICKNESS (E.G. COUGH, FEVER, SNEEZING, SNIFFLES, HEADACHE). IF YOU DO ATTEND AN EVENT SHOWING OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS, FOR THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE.
DISCLAIMER 2: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. WE CANNOT ADMIT ANYONE WITHOUT PRIOR REGISTRATION. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR ELECTRONIC OR PRINTED EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION.