Literary Cocktail Hour to feature NaNoWriMo director Grant Faulkner
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) director Grant Faulkner.

Literary Cocktail Hour to feature NaNoWriMo director Grant Faulkner

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Literary Festival invites everyone to join them online on Friday, June 10, at 5 p.m. for their monthly Literary Cocktail Hour with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) director Grant Faulkner in conversation with Storymatic creator Brian Mooney.

NaNoWriMo began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Now, each year on Nov. 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave as novelists.

Last year, 427,653 writers participated in NaNoWriMo programs, including 90,561 students and educators in the Young Writers Program. It is the largest writing event in the world.

Faulkner says his newest book, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, delves into the beguiling salve that sin can promise - tracing those hidden places most of us are afraid to acknowledge.

Faulkner has published Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and co-authored Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. He's also published a collection of short stories, 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 and he is also the co-host of the podcast “Write-minded.” He lives in San Francisco.

This event is free and open to the public, register at

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