NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here! 'Tis the season for big ambitions, crappy drafts, and feeling completely overwhelmed.We've got a few events collected below to help keep you connected and hopefully calm this month. Also, we are putting on another Catalytic Conversation with the Mad Duck Coalition on 11/20, this time focusing on when to call it quits and stop fussing over a draft, and when literary flourishes have run their course in our work. Sign up for free here.
As always, if you have a (preferably virtual) event coming up, send us the information at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help get the word out!
Stay cozy and creative,
Every Sunday: Well-Placed Commas with Ollie Renee Schminkey
11/13: Second Draft Bootcamp for Novelists with Jessie Hennen from The Loft Literary Center
Starting 11/16: Writing Your Queer Life with Edgar Gomez from Catapult
11/22 & 11/23: The Hardest Part: Writing Beginnings and Endings with Joe Wilkins from The Center for Fiction
11/6: Melissa Lozada-Oliva & Hieu Minh Nguyen on "Dreaming of You" from Green Apple Books
11/10: Book Launch! A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on the Poet’s Novel, edited by Laynie Browne! from Nightboat Books
11/10: Craft Talk with Camille T. Dungy from Bennington College
11/10: Laurel Review Launch Reading from Northwest Missouri State University
11/18: Drinking to Sainthood Virtual Release from Devin Devine