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NaNoWriMo presents Brave the Page

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

The Bindery hosts NaNoWriMo as they present Brave the Page: A Young Writer’s Guide to Telling Epic Stories, their new handbook to inspire young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. This event is part of the Litquake festival. More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us!

National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) has generated one of the most effective approaches to writing the novel of your dreams. But it’s not just for adults. Its Young Writers Program encourages kids in grades K-12 to pick up their pens (or pencils, or keyboards) and tackle this enormous feat head-on. Come to celebrate the publication of NaNoWriMo’s teen writing guide, Brave the Page, which promotes NaNoWriMo’s belief that everyone’s stories deserve to be told. It’s a fun guide that introduces young people to NaNoWriMo’s signature “deadline plus goal” approach and includes craft information, pep talks from popular authors, advice on how to commit to your goals, a detailed roadmap for writing a novel in a month, and more!

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He’s published two books on writing: Brave the Page and Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. He’s also published Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin HouseThe Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, as well as in anthologies such as Best Small Fictions and Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersWriter’s Digest, and The Writer. He also co-hosts Write-minded, a weekly podcast on writing and publishing.

Rebecca Stern has experienced NaNoWriMo from every angle: she had her students participate in the Young Writers Program when she was a teacher, did a victory dance in the 50K winner’s circle, served on the organization’s Associate Board, and then was Director of Programs. Rebecca is now their Development Manager. Prior to working for NaNoWriMo, Rebecca was a teacher for a decade and a Senior Digital Editor at Pearson Education. She also co-edited an anthology of essays for kids called Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, son, and their geriatric dog.

Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.

This is an all ages event. The bar opens with the store at 2pm; event starts at 4pm.

As with all of our events, seating may be limited; you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing the book below — when checking out, just be sure to include a note that you’d like to attend the event. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Brave the Page, order below and put your request in the comments field.

RSVP appreciated but not required.


August 24, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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The Bindery
1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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