LIVERMORE -- Would-be novelists who have a book inside them just waiting to be unleashed upon the world will get plenty of help reaching their dreams with a full month of support from the Livermore Library.

The library is offering a host of support services for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. All events are free, open to aspiring novelists and held at the Civic Center library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

Livermore will get a jump-start on NaNoWriMo with a kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. The event will feature published authors Carole Price, Kurt Adkins and J.L. Powers. The writers will discuss how to get started on a novel and how to weather the ups and downs of the creative writing process.

Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in November, the library will host write-ins, and informal get-togethers where wannabe novelists can gather to write with the support of other determined scribes. The write-ins will be hosted by local writer and NaNoWriMo participant Jake LeBeau.

Celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo on Monday, Dec.2 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy cake and coffee as they share writing war stories and revel in their accomplishments. Authors Staci McLaughlin, Annemarie O'Brien and Penny Warner will tell writers what to do once they have a draft, how to tell when a book is finished and how to get published.

For details, call 925-373-5576 or visit www.livermorelibrary.net.


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