The Feldheym Central Library on 555 W.6th St. in San Bernardino will be a “Come Write In” center for participants in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year.  Beginning on Wednesday Nov. 6, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. the library will be open for NaNoWriMo writers. The library invites you to bring your pen and paper or laptop to work on your novel in the company of other writers. Drop in every Wednesday in November from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Creation Station in the Jack L. Hill Lifelong Learning Center on the 2nd floor, Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Kellogg Room B and Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Kellogg Room B.

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 a 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 50,000 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, from elementary and secondary students who would like to improve their writing skills, to armchair scribes who have always wanted to try their hand at fiction and even published professionals.

For more information call (909) 381-8238 or visit sbpl.org

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