Doubletree Hilton Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way
(between Broadway and 22nd, across from Reid Park)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm (doors open 9:00 am)
In June, Saguaro Romance Writers welcomes Chris Baty, founder of the infamous National Novel Writing Month.
A Quick History of NaNoWriMo
Chris will discuss the history of NaNoWriMo, how it changed his life, and some of the surprising lessons it has taught him about writing and writers.
Afternoon Session: Why Write Fast?
In the afternoon, Chris will present a deeper look at why cranking out abysmal prose in a terrifyingly short amount of time unlocks such wonderful things.
Chris Baty accidentally founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event’s growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Chris now serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and spends his days helping great Bay Area companies with content strategy, teaching classes on writing and creativity through Stanford University’s Writer’s Studio, making posters, and endlessly revising his own novels. He’s the author of No Plot? No Problem!and the co-author of Ready, Set, Novel. His quest for the perfect cup of coffee is ongoing, and will likely kill him someday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Chris at www.ChrisBaty.com.
SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. Reservations (by 8 am Wednesday before the meeting) and advance payment are strongly recommended. Walk-in guests are welcome. However, walk-ins and reservations received after 5pm Friday must pay the visitor meeting fee and enjoy the default meal.
PLEASE SPECIFY one of the following lunch selections (and any special requirements, like “gluten-free”) with your advance reservation.
This Month’s Lunch Selection:
- Bacon Cheese Burger
- Grilled Turkey Burger
- Portobello Napoleon with Polenta and Red-Pepper Coulis [Default]
- Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Vegetarian: Roasted Beefsteak Tomato w/Mushroom Hash, Red-Pepper Coulis, & Asparagus
Anyone who hasn’t specified a lunch choice by 8.00 a.m. the Wednesday before the meeting will enjoy the DEFAULT dish.