2012 Events

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Summary of 2012 Events

Location: see location maps


Date Time Location Event Description Organizer
Thursdays 7:45-9:00 pm (and beyond) In our Naperville jabber chatroom Virtual get-together (most weeks) Chit-chat from 7:45-8 pm; meeting from 8-9 pm; NaNoMail NewMexicoKid if you want an account Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid) and others
10/27/2012 (Saturday) 11:45 am - 3 pm Naperville Municipal Center, Meeting rooms BC Kick-off pot-luck lunch Come celebrate the kick-off to National Novel Writing Month! (But we don't start writing until November 1st.) Meet other writers, find out about write-ins, and have fun. [RSVP here] Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting) & Dave Dean (Trrdedean) & Tim
November 1 (Thursday) 3-9 pm Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Get the month off to a great start by attending all or part of this write-in at a coffee shop with great chairs, lots of outlets, and yummy drinks. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 3 (Saturday) 10 am-noon Carol Stream Public Library Write-in There will be coffee, donuts and prizes! Sarah Kovacs
November 3 (Saturday) 1:30-4:30 pm Woodridge Public Library Write-in Come out for some productive yet fun writing! Catherine Brennan (Cee-Bee)
November 4 (Sunday) 1:30-4:30 pm Nichols Library, Naperville, Community Room (downstairs) Write-in Come out! Bring your laptop and optional extension cord and power strip. You may bring snacks to share. We'll have word wars and NaNoBots prizes! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
November 4 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10 Caribou in Wheaton (390 West Front Street) Write-in Join three seasoned NaNo-coffee-shop writers for encouragement and competition. ThePiratess(Carly), CableShaft(Brian), Squiddish (Katherine)
November 5 (Monday) 6:30 - 9 pm Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to a Monday evening write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 5 (Monday) 6 - 8 pm Caribou in Downers Grove Write-in at Caribou in Downers Grove Naperville too far? Join Corrupted Flame, sapphire, & catatone1 in Downers Grove Joe Turpin (Corrupted Flame)
November 6 (Tuesday) 9:30 - 11:30 am Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to the weekly Tuesday morning write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 11 (Sunday) 1:30-4:30 pm 95th Street Library, Naperville, Meeting Room A Write-in Come out! Bring your laptop and optional extension cord and power strip. You may bring snacks to share. We'll have word wars and NaNoBots prizes! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
November 11 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10 Caribou in Wheaton (390 West Front Street) Write-in Join three seasoned NaNo-coffee-shop writers for encouragement and competition. ThePiratess(Carly), CableShaft(Brian), Squiddish (Katherine)
November 12 (Monday) 6-8 pm Carol Stream Public Library Write-in There will be coffee, donuts and prizes! Sarah Kovacs
November 12 (Monday) 6 - 8 pm Caribou in Downers Grove Write-in at Caribou in Downers Grove Naperville too far? Join Corrupted Flame, sapphire, & catatone1 in Downers Grove Joe Turpin (Corrupted Flame)
November 13 (Tuesday) 9:30 - 11:30 am Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to the weekly Tuesday morning write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 17 (Saturday) 1:30-4:30 pm Woodridge Public Library Write-in Come out for some productive yet fun writing! Catherine Brennan (Cee-Bee)
November 18 (Sunday) 1:30-4:30 pm Nichols Library, Naperville, Community Room (downstairs) Write-in Come out! Bring your laptop and optional extension cord and power strip. You may bring snacks to share. We'll have word wars and NaNoBots prizes! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
November 18 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10 Caribou in Wheaton (390 West Front Street) Write-in Join three seasoned NaNo-coffee-shop writers for encouragement and competition. ThePiratess(Carly), CableShaft(Brian), Squiddish (Katherine)
November 19 (Monday) 6:30 - 9 pm Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to a Monday evening write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 19 (Monday) 6 - 8 pm Caribou in Downers Grove Write-in at Caribou in Downers Grove Naperville too far? Join Corrupted Flame, sapphire, & catatone1 in Downers Grove Joe Turpin (Corrupted Flame)
November 20 (Tuesday) 9:30 - 11:30 am Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to the weekly Tuesday morning write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 25 (Sunday) 1:30-4:30 pm 95th Street Library, Naperville, Meeting Room A Write-in Come out! Bring your laptop and optional extension cord and power strip. You may bring snacks to share. We'll have word wars and NaNoBots prizes! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
November 25 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 10 Caribou in Wheaton (390 West Front Street) Write-in Join three seasoned NaNo-coffee-shop writers for encouragement and competition. ThePiratess(Carly), CableShaft(Brian), Squiddish (Katherine)
November 26 (Monday) 6:30 - 9 pm Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to a Monday evening write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 26 (Monday) 6 - 8 pm Caribou in Downers Grove Write-in at Caribou in Downers Grove Naperville too far? Join Corrupted Flame, sapphire, & catatone1 in Downers Grove Joe Turpin (Corrupted Flame)
November 27 (Tuesday) 9:30 - 11:30 am Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Need encouragement? Come to the weekly Tuesday morning write-in. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
December 8 (Saturday) 11:45 am - 3 pm Naperville Municipal Center, Meeting rooms BC TGIO pot-luck lunch Thank Goodness It's Over! Come celebrate the end of National Novel Writing Month! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid) & Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
January 7 (Monday) 6:30 pm Carol Stream Public Library "10 Secrets to Getting Your Book Published." A literary agent and author will present "10 Secrets to Getting Your Book Published." Sarah Kovacs


See the notes and slides from our three October prep sessions for 2011

Jabber events

Send NaNoMail to NewMexicoKid and request your jabber account to join in on the jabber chatroom write-ins.

2012 Planning

Events at the Naperville Municipal Center

  • Sept. 15 - 11:45 - 2:30 pm - Meeting Room A -- NaNoWriMo Prep Session
  • Oct. 27 - 11:45 - 3:00 pm - Meeting Rooms BC NaNoWriMo (kick-off)
  • Dec. 8 - 11:45 - 3:00 pm - Meeting Rooms BC (TGIO)

Prep sessions

Write-Ins

  • Nov. 1 (Thursday) 3-8 pm at Caribou in Naperville (near Dominick's) (1523 North Aurora Road # 107) (Katherine Lato hosting)
  • Nov. 3 & Nov 17th, (Saturdays) 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Woodridge Library (Catherine Brennan hosting)
  • Nov. 4 & Nov. 18 (Sundays) 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Nichols Library in the Community Room
  • Nov. 6 & Nov. 13 & Nov 20 & Nov 27 (Tuesdays) 9:30 - 11:30 am at Caribou in Naperville (near Dominick's) (1523 North Aurora Road # 107)
  • Nov. 11 & Nov. 25 (Sundays) 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the 95th Street Library in Meeting Room C
  • Nov. 3 (Saturday), 10 am-noon, Write-in at the Carol Stream Public Library, Coffee and donuts, and prizes. (Sarah Kovacs hosting)
  • Nov. 12 (Monday), from 6-8 pm, Write-in at the Carol Stream Public Library, Coffee and donuts, and prizes. (Sarah Kovacs hosting)

Post-NaNo Events

  • January 7 (Monday), at 6:30 pm, Carol Stream Public Library: A literary agent and author will present "10 Secrets to Getting Your Book Published."