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 15 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 2:30 pm Caribou in Glen Elyn Write-in at Caribou 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) 11:30 am-1:15 pm Location to be determined, but likely Clara's Pasta, 6740 S. Route 53. Woodrige, IL (630) 968-8899 Meet-up for lunch Come join us for some energized conversation and chit chat before the Woodridge Public Library write-in at 1:30 pm! Tim Yao (NewMexicoKid)
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) 1:30-4:00 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 on 38 in Glen Ellyn 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 on 38 in Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Elyn Write-in at Caribou 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."

2013 Planning

Naperville Municipal Center, 11:45 AM-3 PM

  • 1/12 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 2/2 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 3/9 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 4/13 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 5/11 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 6/8 - Lunchroom (Journey)
  • 9/14 - Meeting Rooms BC (Journey)
  • 10/26 - Meeting Rooms BC (Kick-off)
  • 12/7 - Meeting Rooms BC (TGIO)