Jesup supports novel writers



November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Jesup Memorial Library has scheduled several support sessions and other events to celebrate. Call 288-4245. PHOTO COURTESY THE JESUP

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Jesup Memorial Library has scheduled several support sessions and other events to celebrate. Call 288-4245. PHOTO COURTESY THE JESUP

BAR HARBOR — As part of November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Jesup Memorial Library has set aside 15 specific times for writers to drop in and work on their writing projects.

During these “Come Write In!” sessions, the Jesup will provide the space, paper, pens, coffee, tea and light snacks to encourage writers to work on their craft. Bring your laptop or borrow one of ours. WiFi is always free at the Jesup.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m., Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. (except Thanksgiving) and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Other NaNoWriMo events are being planned at the Jesup, including a Story Slam and a Poetry Slam. Watch for details on these and other events in future editions of this newspaper and on the library’s Facebook Page and website at www.jesuplibrary.org.

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is cosponsoring all NaNoWriMo events at the Jesup this year.

National Novel Writing Month was established in 1999. It is a nonprofit organization that believes stories matter.

During 2013, 310,095 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.

651 volunteer municipal liaisons guided 595 regions on six continents. 89,500 students and educators created worlds through the Young Writers Program. 650 libraries opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program. And in 2014, 55,774 campers participated in Camp NaNoWriMo’s online writing retreat.

Over 250 novels written in National Novel Writing Month have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants,” Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus,” Hugh Howey’s “Wool,” Rainbow Rowell’s “Fangirl,” Jason Hough’s “The Darwin Elevator” and Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder.” Perhaps the next will come out of the Jesup.

Call the library at 288-4245 or email [email protected]

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