Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NaNoWriMo event at FIT in Melbourne on November 10th

Florida Tech's Library is participating in the National Novel Writing Month write-in and read-in.  The library will host a reception from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th so that perspective writers will have a chance to meet together. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

The reception will feature readings by members of the Florida Tech community. Local writers who are part of the FIT community will read.  People from outside FIT are welcome to attend to write, listen, and socialize, though the readers are already set. Here's the gist from the organizing librarian, Rebecca Webber:

 Veronica Giguere will read from World Divided: Book Two of the Secret World Chronicle, by Mercedes Lackey, with Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, and Veronica Giguere--this is a Sci-Fi novel and a braided novel where a variety of authors contribute to the work.  Veronica will also be talking about the process of writing a book like this and working on bringing it to an audience of listeners through podcasting.  (Andy and Bob both have class until 6 P.M.--so Veronica will fill the time. )

Robert Shearer will read from the Beethoven Years and will talk about what inspired him to write this book.

Andy Stanfield will read from The Battle of Rattler’s Bluff--If I remember right it's a combo of SCI-FI and Western. Andy has a master's in creative writing and will be talking about his inspirations too.

Evans Library will host a "Write in" during National Novel Writing Month. Aspiring novelists will be challenged to complete a novel during the month of November. Evans Library will provide the space for this endeavor. Writers are free to come in during library hours and work on their novels.

Bring your laptops–They have WiFi.

Library hours are :

 *   Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.–Midnight
 *   Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
 *   Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
 *   Sunday: 2–10 p.m.

Please note that during the month of November, the library will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day and also November 23–25 for Thanksgiving Break.

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