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Adam W. Jones will present his novel on Saturday, October 29th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Fate Ball is a Southern novel about first loves, growing up, and letting go, following the tragic love story of young Able and Ava. When Ava's devil-may-care spirit comes to inject a destructive side into to their relationship, the youthful love story becomes Able's determined quest to save his first love from herself.
Born in Raleigh, Adam has had children's and travel stories published in a variety of local and regional magazines throughout the years, but this is his first novel. Early versions of Fate Ball sat on the shelf collecting dust for years until recently when he became determined to finish it. He now lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two daughters.
November is National Novel Writing Month so now is an excellent time to begin that novel you've always wanted to write! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Come join on Tuesday, November 1st at 6 p.m. for a NaNoWriMo Kick-Off event! Pamela Duncan (English Professor at WCU, Director of the Spring Literary Festival and author of three novels, including Moon Women) will join us to talk about how she became a writer and what she loves about writing. The first ten people get a NaNoWriMo button and sticker. See the dates below for when folks can gather to write, share ideas and encourage.
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. For questions about NaNoWriMo please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
Thursday, November 3rd at 6 p.m. (cafe)
Monday, November 7th at 9:30 a.m. (bookstore)
Thursday, November 10th at 6 p.m. (bookstore)
Monday, November 14th at 9:30 a.m. (bookstore)
Thursday, November 17th at 6 p.m. (bookstore)
Monday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m. (bookstore)
Monday, November 28th at 9:30 a.m. (bookstore)
Wednesday, November 30th at 6 p.m. (bookstore)