Wouldn’t you love to read, write here?

Reblogging for all you book and library lovers: Never before seen images of the oldest Bodleian Library reading room. How I’d love to write there, surrounded by history!  Click through to the article for more images. 

Photograph by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Built in 1487, Duke Humfrey’s Library is the oldest reading room in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. Duke Humfrey’s Library is named after Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester, a younger son of Henry IV of England. He was a connoisseur of literature…

via This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe — TwistedSifter

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Local Author Event at Calvert Library

Readers, writers, and friends, please stop by the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, MD, this Saturday to meet and hear from an amazing lineup of authors.

authorevent2016smallerI’ll be there, but most of my Accokeek Women Writers Group friends have heard from me.

The library put together a full schedule of events, with something to entertain people of all ages.

For more information, please see http://wp.me/p2Jprd-1m.

I hope to see you there!

Valerie Ormond

Tonight! AWWG hosts NaNoWriMo KickOff Party

Celebrate Writing in Your Community Tonight!

Monday, November 2
6:00 – 8:30 pm

PGMLS Accokeek Branch Library & AWWG present a NaNoWriMo Kickoff Celebration.

  • NaNoWriMo leaders, veterans and newbies share their ideas!
  • Learn about your Library’s resources for writers of all ages
  • enjoy refreshments
  • Everybody is welcome

Accokeek Branch Library
Main Conference Room
15773 Livingston Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
301.292.2880

Support your local NaNo writers!

NEXT MEETING: Monday November 9th, 1:15 pm

Special Guest Author Jennifer Handford speaks about her new novel The Light of Hidden Flowers

It’s National Novel Writing Month!

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Did you know?

…that every November over 300,000 writers start their word counts at midnight on Halloween and challenge themselves to 50,000 words in 30 days?  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) believes stories matter. The event began in 1999, and in 2005, National Novel Writing Month became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

NaNoWriMo’s programs now include National Novel Writing Month in November, Camp NaNoWriMo, the Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the “Now What?” Months.

 

And did you know that in 2014:

325,142 participants worldwide, including 81,311 students and educators in the Young Writers Program, started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, students and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists. How awesome is that?

Locally, our group is hosting a public Kick-Off  in partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party

Monday November 2 6:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Meet local writers
  • Learn more about NaNoWriMo
  • Enjoy refreshments
  • learn about library resources

Please share this with your family and friends and encourage participation. Even if you are not writing for NaNoWriMo this year, help raise energy for writers and writing in general and support your local Library. Let’s have a party!!