How to Write Fast—and Why – Grant Faulkner, at the Chicago Humanities Council

Grant FaulknerNaNoWriMo is starting soon – and with it, ChiWriMo is getting ready to write words, kick butt, and take names.  And to help us do just that, we have a special announcement!

Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, will be in Chicago to give a talk for the Chicago Humanities Council:  “How to Write Fast—and Why” on Friday, November 4, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) wants you to write… and write fast. Each November, thousands of names and nobodies churn out 50,000 words over 30 days. Notable results include Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. Started in 1999, NaNoWriMo has become a worldwide phenomenon and a fable of the internet age—creative empowerment without gatekeepers. Writer and NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner will lead a hands-on exploration of the method behind the madness of fast—and uninhibited—writing.

Friday, 11/04/2016, 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N Clark St | Chicago, IL | 60614
Members: $10
Public: $12
Students and Teachers: $5

And guess what?  We have four tickets to give away!  All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on the blog, and tell us the name of your NaNo project.

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  1. Chelsea says

    I’m so excited he’s coming to Chicago! An auspicious start to the 2016 NaNo indeed. :)

    My project this year is tentatively titled “The Recruiters.”

  2. Joanna Volavka says

    My project is called The Horror Experiment. This is my tenth NaNo and it would be so cool to go to this talk!

  3. Nechama says

    Would love to hear this talk!!!

    Still not sure what my project will be (total pantzer) but I think I may try to use the idea I thought would be for a short story and see if it has longer legs. So I hereby name my 2016 Nano project:

    “Quietus and the Legacy of the Lion”

    Ta da!

    • A Catherine Noon says

      LOL. I love it! I just saw a name coalesce before my eyes. May the words be as easy for you all month, and here’s to a win! :)

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