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4 days ago
I didn't think but I should've! BAM closes at 7pm on Sundays! So we will meet at 5pm tomorrow!
17 days ago
Camp July Write-In Schedule: Sunday 14th and Saturday the 20th!
(All will be at Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton from 6pm-9pm).

We also have a date for our park picnic potluck! Sunday the 28th! Please let me know if you'll be attending and if you'll be able to bring anything, (chips, soda, brownies, ect!) I'll be grilling hotdogs on our mini grill! Feel free to also bring a printed excerpt of your writing, (any project), to share and have read anonymously by another camper for some positive feedback!
29 days ago
Camp July Write- In Schedule!
(All will be at Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton from 6pm-9pm).

Saturday JUNE 29th
Sunday JULY 14th
Saturday JULY the 20th

Virtual Dates Pending!

If you guys are interested in a park picnic like we tried to plan back in Camp April, that will be held on Saturday the 27th or Sunday the 28th. Please let me know what day is best so the most amount of people can attend! It will also be a pot luck type of picnic, so we all need to bring something to share, (chips, soda, brownies, ect!)

Please send me all of this feedback, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!! If I don’t get any feedback, then I won’t be able to appropriately set up the meetings online or in person without a little guidance on attendance.
3 months ago
This Saturday the 4th from 6pm until 9pm at Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton, I will be hosting the very 1st discussion meeting for those interested in joining an Anthology short story project. This is not related to NaNoWriMo, (other than being made up of writers from our region). Feel free to attend if you’re are curious! Attending does not mean you have to join the project if you find it’s not your thing!

Our next write / plot in will also be at Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton, but it will either be Saturday the 18th or the 25th. I will be taking votes as to who can go to which date and next week will announce the date for the meeting!
3 months ago
Three important updates!

BAM - Friday the 26th from 6pm - 9pm. We have been having great attendance for this time, day, and location since the beginning of 2019. We have been getting between six and twelve people at a time! You’re free to come and leave at any point of the three-hour window, (as some do come early and late). At this specific write-in we will also be discussing possible meeting dates for May and June or if we will be taking a little break before Camp July kicks off!

Nay Aug Park Picnic - Saturday the 27th from 5pm until dark, (when the park closes). We currently have a handful of people attending. This is a pot luck of sorts so we ask that those wanting to attend to bring something to share, (food wise). We already have claims for; hot dogs, buns, paper plates/cups, brownies, punch, fish, chips, soda, and tea! We will be meeting at the pavilion to the right of the entrance so everyone can get together and eat before we wander the park for a comfy spot to do some of our readings! We ask everyone to bring an excerpt of their writing to print out, (no more than two pages or one page with both sides printed). This will be anonymous, so don’t add a title or name to your work. Make sure the 10 to 12 point font is easy to read because we will be putting the pages in a pile and having other readers randomly pick an excerpt that is not theirs to read to the group. It’s then encouraged for others to leave a positive comment or ask a question about the work read. If you do not want to read but you’d like your work to be read then let me know as some of our writers offered to read more than one excerpt for others!

Last but not least, I offered to host an anthology made up of our Scranton Region's Writers. This would be a short book around 50,000 words, divided up by our writers writing about one to three plot prompts with a common theme. We do not have a title, theme, genre, or anything set into place as of yet, (just some suggestions). If you’d like to be a part of our project, we have a discord channel where we will be discussing all the details virtually. We currently have seven active writers, including myself, interested in this project and our first meeting will be held at BAM, Saturday, May 4th from 6pm until 9pm. (May the fourth be with you ~ so you may attend!)
3 months ago
As a reminder, here is a list of our write-ins!
Some locations have changed to Virtual (Discord) write-ins.
New Write-ins have been listed and are marked with ** !

Books A Million in Dickson City Scranton, (BAM).
100 Viewmont Dr, Scranton, PA 18508
Hosted by Maryah_Stevens

West Pittston Library, (WPL).
200 Exeter Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
Hosted by Celairel

This schedule is in order by dates!

DISCORD - Tuesday the 9th from 6pm - 8pm.
BAM - Friday the 12th from 6pm - 9pm.
WPL - Saturday the 13th from 11am - 1pm.
** DISCORD - Wednesday the 17th from 6pm - 8pm. **
** BAM - Friday the 19th from 6pm - 9pm. **
** BAM - Friday the 26th from 6pm - 9pm. **
** Nay Aug - Saturday the 27th from 5pm until dark. **

Saturday the 27th there is a huge craft fair at Nay Aug Park, (Scranton). It ends at 3-4pm and we hope to have a pot luck picnic on this day at this location from 5pm until dark. I am not vending at this location, but it’ll be a nice day for you to come an see over 60+ vendors and when they leave, have our write-in picnic! You’re free to come at any time and leave at any time, and we ask those attending to try and bring food and drinks to share. My husband has a portable grill and we will be grilling there! We hope that the Everhart pavilion, (near the entrance of the park) is open at this time and is where I’d like everyone to meet up. We also ask that those attending print out an excerpt of their story, (if you can’t print it, ask me, and I will for you!) We will be passing around the excerpts at random and anonymously reading them. Once the excerpt is read, everyone gets to ask one question or give a positive comment about the writing.

Address to Nay Aug Park:: 500 Arthur Ave, Scranton, PA 18510 :: Hosted by Maryah_Stevens
Here is a map of the area:: http://www.scrantonpa.gov/nayaug_map.html

Hope to see you soon! Happy Camping!
~ Maryah_Stevens
4 months ago
We will be meeting in two separate locations this month.

Books A Million in Dickson City Scranton, (BAM).
100 Viewmont Dr, Scranton, PA 18508
Hosted by Maryah_Stevens

West Pittston Library, (WPL).
200 Exeter Ave, West Pittston, PA 18643
Hosted by Celairel

This schedule is in order by dates!
WPL - Wednesday 3rd from 5pm until 7pm.
BAM - Friday 5th from 6pm until 9pm.
WPL - Saturday 6th from 11am until 1pm.
WPL - Tuesday the 9th frpm 5pm until 7pm.
BAM - Friday 12th from 6pm until 9pm.
WPL - Saturday the 13th from 11am until 1pm.

We will be having a future regional mail revealing the last two weeks of the month's write-in dates and times. Another set in stone date is BAM - Friday 26th from 6pm until 9pm. The following Sunday the 28th we will be having a meeting at a local park for our previously discussed campfire story readings! We're currently working out the details for that date and more info will be coming soon!
4 months ago
We are working on scheduling Write-Ins for Camp April and we want to know, for Easter weekend (19-21st), does anyone want to meet up? We were not going to plan any meet ups due to the holiday but if there are active members who still wish to, please let us know asap!
4 months ago
For those attending Camp April and looking to join an official region cabin, be sure to message Claire and ask her for an invite! Camp write-ins will be posted on the calendar soon!
5 months ago
Hello all, your friendly neighborhood Co-ML Maryah_Stevens here with our March Write-In date! The feedback has been sent, and the votes are in! We will be meeting at Books A Million in Dickson City Scranton on Friday the 15th at our new nightly time of 6 to 9pm! We will be talking about plans for our future weekly write-ins during the following month of April, (Camp is right around the corner!) For now, stay warm my Scrimos!
5 months ago
Message Maryah_Stevens ASAP if you'd like to attend the meeting at Books A Million in Dickson City Scranton from 6pm until 9pm during one of these dates:

March, Friday the 1st or the 15th.
March, Saturday the 2nd or the 16th.

I will announce ASAP which date gets the most votes. THIS NEXT MEETING IN MARCH IS IMPORTANT! Various Wrimos and I have decided that this next meeting will be the perfect time and place to decide locations for Camp April's weekly Write in schedule for dates, times, and locations.
5 months ago
Reminder: The next write-in will be Saturday, February 9th from 4pm to 7pm at Books A Million in Dickson City Scranton.
6 months ago
The next write in will be Saturday February 9th from 4pm to 7pm. However, if you’d like to offer restaurant options and share dinners with fellow wrimos, please contact me (maryah_stevens) ASAP so we can schedule our ‘discussion dinners’ before (or after?) Our write in! That way I can let everyone know sooner than later if we are, for example, meeting for food at Dennys from 4 to 5 and then attending BAM after food until 7pm.
6 months ago
Maryah here! Saturday January 12th at Books A Million Bookstore in Dickson City Scranton, (100 Viewmont Mall, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508) we have our first monthly write in from 4pm to 7pm! So far we have seven wrimos attending, two maybes, and 32 others invited! You do not have to RSVP but if you’d like to, let me know through a nanomail, the discord channel, or our regional boards and facebook group where our event is listed. I will be there the entire time so come when you can and stay however long you’d like! The goal of this gathering is to express our writing goals for 2019 be it new projects, editing, anything! We’re here to support you year round!
7 months ago
RSVP To our groups fb event if you'd like! https://www.facebook.com/events/360886508047062/?ti=cl
7 months ago
What does everyone think of 4pm to 7pm on Saturday the 12th of January 2019 at (BAM) Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton as our first monthly off season write in time and location? So far I have three confirms so if I get no feedback them this will be the time and date!!
8 months ago
As some of you have expressed interest, our 1st monthly write-in for the year will be in January (2019) on Saturday the 12th at (BAM) Books a Million in Dickson City Scranton, (down the road from where we had our last Panera Bread Write-In). We are going to compare the two locations and see which is best for our future write-ins! We will have one meeting a month during the offseason, and one meeting a week during Camps, (April and July), and Nano, (November). So far up to ten other wrimos are okay with this January date and location and have RSVP’d. It is far enough ahead for a majority of those to make plans. At the moment there is no scheduled time but it will more than likely be a 3-hour window in the afternoon or evening. Please send me feedback and let me know what the best 3-hour time frame is for you! Once a set time is established, I will send out another announcement! The time must be between noon and 9pm.
8 months ago
Congrats Everyone for your efforts this month! Another NaNo come and gone. Now we begin planning for yearly write ins starting Jan. 2019! Until then, take a break if need be for Dec. And the holidays! Regional Mail will be coming soon! Happy Writing!
8 months ago
It's the last day of nano! You got this! Write, write, write!! And don't forget our write in tonight from 7pm-10pm at Panera Bread in Dickson City!!
8 months ago
When able please vote on this poll on our fb group:: https://m.facebook.com/questions.php?question_id=517924408724797

If not a part of fb, plz let me (maryah_stevens) know the following:: When is the best (time) for you to interact with the region, be it virtual or real write ins? This is free time, like a day off, not your work schedule. I'm looking to ask a series of questions to help better the region.

Answers:: Morning, Midday, Afternoon, Midnight.
8 months ago
The write-in at the Dickson City Panera this Friday (the 23rd) has been cancelled for the holiday. Don't miss the one on the 30th though!
8 months ago
Our NaNoDoe Mascot has been named Penny! We also have a regional logo now! Don't forget this weekend is distraction. free and selfie days!
9 months ago
Good morning, Scrimos! (Do you like that? Scranton Wrimos? Scribes? Lol!) We have our Scranton Write In today at 3pm-5pm at the Albright Memorial Public Library! (There are two buildings on the same side of the street. It is not the building on your left with the donkey statue at the door. It is the building to the right that kinda looks like you're walking into hogwarts, gate and everything!) Parking is tricky but free on weekends! We host our Write Ins on the second floor in the office room on your right at the top of the stairs! Can't wait to see you there! If you can't attend we still have our voice chat Discord write in tonight at 8pm!
9 months ago
Our first write in is from 11am-4pm at the West Pittston library today! The main road to the West Pittston library, Exeter Avenue/PA Route 92, is under construction but open. There is no parking on 92, but I believe you can park on Warren Street in front if the library! Hope to see some of you there, if not, we have our scranton meet up tomorrow from 3pm-5pm! Happy Donation Day!
9 months ago
Less than 24 hours left to go!
Welcome to all the new people joining the region, and an especially warm welcome to all the newbies we've got this year!
On our region homepage, check out the Calendar for upcoming events, as well as the list of our Links to fun things like our Discord, Facebook page, etc.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
9 months ago
Who is excited for our kick off party tomorrow at the Albright Memorial Scranton Public Library from 3pm to 5pm! I am packing some goodies for you guys to take home! Clair and I also bought some food for the party, but don't be afraid to bring your own to have or share as well!

We will be raffling off this poster at our TGIO party! (No date yet!) If you want a chance to get this poster, come to our write ins and receive a ticket for each write in you are able to attend! For those who can not attend write ins, we will raffling off this cute door handle sign to members participating with our region online, be it word sprints, word wars, or general support of your region members!).

And finally, I had a custom mascot made for us, and she needs a name! Our honorary ml 'nano-doe' mascot will be attending most write ins and parties, so look for her at our tables when you arrive!

See the event link here:: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrantonwrimos/permalink/499993997184505/
11 months ago
Maryah_Stevens here! Thanks to Sefketabwy, our links have been updated so be sure to check out our new regional facebook group! We are currently working on spreading the word of nano in our area from Wilks barre all the way to Honesdale and everything in between. So please, tell your friends, family, coworkers, ect so we can get the word around!

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Celairel Winner!
  • Joined June 10, 2007
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Pittston, PA
  • Age 32
Maryah_Stevens Winner!
  • Joined October 26, 2008
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Cresco PA
  • Age 27

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