You’re invited to ring in the new year with the Brockton Writers Series, on Wednesday Jan. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Full of Beans Coffee House and Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W., with readings by Katie Boland, J.M. Frey, Michael Mirolla and Sherwin Tjia. Author Cory Silverberg will begin the evening at 6:30 p.m. with a talk about crowd funding and how writers can put it to use. Readings begin at 7:05 p.m. This is a pay-what-you-can event (suggested $3 to $5). There will be a question and answer period, as well as books and treats, which will be available for sale. The venue is wheelchair accessible, however, the washroom facilities are not.