41 minutes | Oct 15th 2020

S.4 Ep.4 – NaNoWriMo is Coming! & Interning at JMRL

In this episode, we discuss National Novel Writing Month, coming up in November. Casey, a repeat NAACP/JMRL Intern, chats with us about her experiences working at JMRL branches. We also talk about our reading. Abby and Abby talked about reading The Ballad of Song Birds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (a prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy) and mentioned Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Baylon Wyn talked about the following resources for people participating in NaNoWriMo this year NaNoWriMo website JMRL NaNoWriMo events Kick-off Party Tuesday and Saturday Virtual Coffeehouse Wrap Party Scrivener  No Plot No Problem by NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty On Writing by Stephen King Browse a list of books that are great NaNoWriMo resources in our Find It Catalog  Wyn mentioned the following books began as NaNoWriMo projects The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Cinder (and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse Browse a list of NaNoWriMo-Born books in our Find It Catalog  Wyn is reading Heartstopper Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks Date Me Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye Next, we catch up with multi-year NAACP/JMRL intern Casey about her experiences at JMRL. During her most recent internship period, she put together a booklist and presentation with a focus on African American Women & Literature. Casey read Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace and mentioned the poetry of Rupi Kaur Follow JMRL’s progress through the tiers of the JMRL COVID-19 Response Plan.  For branch details: Central Crozet Gordon Avenue Greene County Louisa County Nelson Memorial Northside Scottsville COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org. This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.   
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