Writing a novel for NaNoWriMo? 30 poems or 30 plays in 30 days? Or just looking for a place to write? November is the month, The LAVA Center is the place! LAVA hosts will be on site 2 hours of every single day in November, with prompts if you find them useful, and occasional 1-hour work-shops. Or just drop in and write! Beginners, emerging writers, and professionals are all welcome!
(1) 11/2, mini workshop: Sensory Awareness 10-11AM (JM)
(2) 11/4, mini workshop: Flash Fiction 12-1PM (JM)
(3) 11/6, mini workshop: 1 Minute Plays 4-5PM (JM)
(4) 11/9, mini workshop: Interview a Picture 10-11AM (JM/DS)
(5) 11/15, 3rd Tuesday: 7pm doors open, 7:30 open mic, Write Nov writers share their work
(6) 11/26, Shop Local Saturday: LAVA popup market including books by local authors and gently read used books
(7) 11/30, Writers Read: Dreams For a Broken World, 7pm reading
LAVA hosts Jovonna VanPelt(JVP), Jan Maher(JM), Lindy Whiton(LW), Doug Selwyn(DS), Vanessa Query(VQ)
The mini-workshops are one-hour activities for dipping one’s toes into specific writing techniques and formats led by Jan Maher and Doug Selwyn. Wednesday, Nov. 2 focuses on sensory awareness and adding sensory detail to writing. Friday, Nov. 4 is flash fiction day; one-minute plays is the topic Sunday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 8 features “interview a picture,” a process for finding stories and poems in visual prompts.
Paul Richmond of Human Error Publishing and host of Third Tuesdays open mic at The LAVA Center invites all who have created work during the first half of the month to share it at the open mic on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Shop Local Saturday on November 26, will include a book table featuring works by Human Error Publishing and Dog Hollow Press authors for sale as well as used books in excellent condition.
Crowning the month is a live local launch of Dreams for a Broken World, published by Essential Dreams Press. Called by Publishers Weekly “24 impressive stories of healing and rebuilding,” this anthology is co-edited by novelist Ellen Meeropol who will moderate the event featuring contributors Joy Baglio, JoeAnn Hart, Tina Egnoski, Céline Keating, Jan Maher, and Robert Redick reading from their work. Stories in the anthology are a mix of genres, from literary to fantastical, from dark to playful, from speculative to activist. Books will be available for sale and signing; all proceeds benefit The Rosenberg Fund for Children.