NaNoLitMo featuring Linda Norton
Thursday June 22nd – 7pm
Octopus Literary Salon – 2101 Webster, Oakland
I am thrilled to announce that our very own, Ms. Linda Norton (The Bancroft Library Oral History Center), has agreed to be the guest presenter at the next NaNoLitMo event on June 22, 2017. Linda Norton’s book, The Public Gardens: Poems and History, was a finalist for an LA Times Book Prize in poetry (though the book is half prose). Her next book, Wite-Out: Love and Work, will be published late in 2017. Two of her recent poems in Fourteen Hills have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2014 Linda received a Creative Work Fund award for work on a project about incarceration, families, and Oakland.
Since 2015, UC Berkeley’s Doe Library has been a part of the global phenomenon known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), by joining the “Come Write In” community, where I have hosted write-in sessions each November during this book-in-a-month writing contest. Through that connection, I was asked to co-host this new, exciting, literary reading series, NaNoLitMo, created by Executive Director Grant Faulkner, for “Wrimos” and the wide world of local writers who dare to write greatly!
Come listen to Linda read, then partake in a mini-writing challenge to which she’ll challenge us! Then enjoy a raucous Q&A with the audience in which no holds will be barred!
Come support your fellow colleagues, authors and help us celebrate NaNoWriMo all year long.
Shannon Monroe, Interlibrary Lending