Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
The Saturday, Septeber 20, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of the Annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), nanowrimo.org, addressing “The Power of Writing with Abandon,” overcoming procrastination and learning how a goal and a deadline will pay off.
Faulkner, also co-founder of the 100 Word Story, 100wordstory.org, will give members and guests a dose of grit and inspiration gathered from his author-colleagues and many writing
workshops on improving the quality of writing, both fiction and nonfiction.
This Bay Area resident thrives on empowering people to write. Last year, NaNoWriMo officially weighed in at 310,000 adult novelists, plus an additional 89,500 young writers. Two thousand classrooms received free resources through the Young Writers Program while 650 “Come Write In” libraries and bookstores glowed with accomplishment.
With a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Faulkner brings an impressive resume. His stories and essays have appeared in The Southwest Review, The New York Times, Poets & Writers, PANK, Gargoyle, eclectica, Puerto del Sol, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and Word Riot, among others. He’s recently finished writing a novel, a collection of short stories, and a collection of one hundred 100-word stories. He has taught writing at the university level and in Young Writers Programs. For many years he worked in the National Writing Project to improve the teaching of writing in schools.
Grant gave a really interesting and entertaining talk on The Power of Writing with Abandon with particular emphasis on National Novel Writing Month. Please have a look at the presentation.