2012 Events

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Summary of 2012 Events

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Date Time Location Event Description Organizer
Thursdays & lots of other days & times 7:45-9:00 pm (and beyond) In our Naperville jabber chatroom Virtual get-together NaNoMail NewMexicoKid if you want an account Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid) and others
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 7 (Wednesday) 4:30 - 8:30 pm Caribou in Aurora write in at 1147 North Eola Road, Aurora, IL. Break up your mid-week lull with weekly write-ins at Caribou in Aurora. Awake
November 8 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 2:30 pm Caribou in Wheaton Write-in at Caribou 390 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL Like to write at Caribou with company? Join this write-in. Carly (ThePiratess)
November 9 (Friday) 6:30-9 pm Starbucks near Eola & Ogden in Aurora Write-in at 2575 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL Didn't get as much done as you'd like this week? Join the weekly Friday evening write-ins. Awake & Dave (TRRDEDEAN)
November 10 (Saturday) 10 am - 8 pm A variety of locations in Naperville and Warrenville Progressive Write-in (we move from place to place, but limited to 6 miles once you get to the first Caribou) Come to part, or all. Bring a laptop with a good battery (not every place will have good outlets, although most will), your files (not every place will have wifi, money for coffee/snacks/meals (nothing pricey and not everyone has to buy something at every place, but if we're taking up tables in a restaurant or coffee shop, someone should buy something), and a sense of adventure.

We're going to start at the Caribou at 1523 North Aurora Road #107, Naperville, write for an hour, then move on. Details at:http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/usa-illinois-naperville/threads/77083?page=2#forum_thread_comment_2344970

Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting) & Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
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 12 (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 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 14 (Wednesday) 9:30-11:30 am Corner House Cafe in Lombard Corner House Cafe write-in Nov 14 Carol has reserved a long table at the Corner House Cafe in Lombard for a write in. 100 W. St. Charles Rd. The time is 9:30 to 11:30 am on Wednesday November 14. They have fancy coffee drinks, tea and smoothies. Carol provide an assortment of their varied and delicious pastries to share. Carol Gaus
November 14 (Wednesday) 4:30 - 8:30 pm Caribou in Aurora write in at 1147 North Eola Road, Aurora, IL. Break up your mid-week lull with weekly write-ins at Caribou in Aurora. Awake
November 15 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 2:30 pm Caribou in Wheaton Write-in at Caribou 390 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL Like to write at Caribou with company? Join this write-in. Carly (ThePiratess)
November 16 (Friday) 9:30 - 11:30 am Caribou in Naperville Write-in at Caribou (near Dominick's, 1523 North Aurora Road #107) Not as far along as you like? Or want some extra encouragement to keep going? Come to this (and a lunch meet-up nearby afterward.) Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting)
November 16 (Friday) 11:35 am - 1 pm Rock Bottom (28256 Diehl Road, Warrenville) Lunch time meet up Want a break from typing but still want to talk about writing? Join us for a lunch-time meet-up. Katherine Lato (KatherineWriting) & Barry (FinBarrMcG)
November 16 (Friday) 6:30-9 pm Starbucks near Eola & Ogden in Aurora Write-in at 2575 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL Didn't get as much done as you'd like this week? Join the weekly Friday evening write-ins. Awake & Dave (TRRDEDEAN)
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 17 (Saturday) 1:30-3:30 pm Hoffman Estates Caribou Write-in at 2716 North Sutton Road Hoffman Estates, IL Write-in Tired of shlepping down to Naperville, Warrenville, Yorkville, Woodridge, Downer's Grove, Wheaton, etc? Well, this write-ins for you! Bring an extension cord if think you'll need a charge. Spoiler alert, winning a word war may earn you one of the the legendary paragons of cuteness and inspiration, a plot creature. Gail (midwestraised)
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 21 (Wednesday) 4:30 - 8:30 pm Caribou in Aurora write in at 1147 North Eola Road, Aurora, IL. Break up your mid-week lull with weekly write-ins at Caribou in Aurora. Awake
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)
November 28 (Wednesday) 4:30 - 8:30 pm Caribou in Aurora write in at 1147 North Eola Road, Aurora, IL. Break up your mid-week lull with weekly write-ins at Caribou in Aurora. Awake
November 29 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 2:30 pm Caribou in Wheaton Write-in at Caribou 390 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL Like Caribou and company while writing? Join this write-in. Carly (ThePiratess)
November 30 (Friday) 6:30-9 pm Starbucks near Eola & Ogden in Aurora Write-in at 2575 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL Didn't get as much done as you'd like this week? Join the weekly Friday evening write-ins. Awake & Dave (TRRDEDEAN)
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 - Lunch Room NaNoWriMo (kick-off)
  • Dec. 8 - 11:45 - 3:00 pm - Meeting Rooms BC (TGIO)

Prep sessions

Other Write-Ins

These aren't on the calendar since we're not sure that anyone from our region will be there. (Most were organized by libraries directly with HQ)

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."