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Local Authors to Paticipate in NaNoWriMo @ the Library

WC Public Library

     The West Chicago Public Library District will kick-off its month long “Write In” event on Saturday, November 3, at
1 pm welcoming several local authors who will mix and mingle with prospective writers to offer advice, encouragement, and words of wisdom. All are invited to participate in the event.


     Authors on hand for Saturday’s event:  Dr. Patricia Rockwell, author of several Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mysteries, Rebecca Johns, a PEN-Hemingway Finalist and author of the novels The Countess (2010) and Icebergs (2006), David Berner, author of the recently released After Opium: Stories Vol. 1, Eric Wentz, author of Piercing the Veil (2009), and Dina Rae, author of Halo of the Damned (2012) and The Last Degree (2011).


Marking National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), this event is offered in partnership with the Office of Letters and Light.  What began as a local San Francisco writers’ initiative with just 21 authors in 1999 has now grown to over 250,000 participants nationwide.  And the number of words they officially logged last year was well over 3 billion!  What they had done was take the cloistered, agonized novel-writing process and transformed it into something that was half literary marathon and half block party.


Following Saturday’s kick-off party, prospective writers are invited to “Come Write In!” as the Library becomes a novel-writing zone for the next four Sundays from 1:30-4:30 pm.  So sharpen your pencils, bring in your laptops, and make yourself comfortable – we’ve got your table ready!



Contact: 



  • Shelley Campbell, Public Relations Specialist

  • West Chicago Public Library District

  • Phone:  (630) 231-1552, ext. 128

  • FAX:  (630) 231-1709

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