The Novel: Live!
Thirty-six Northwest authors take part in the most stunning literary feat ever imagined—they will collaborate on a book-length piece of fiction in a marathon writing session over six days.
On Sunday, October 10, story elements for “The Novel: Live!,” including themes, characters and locations, will be decided upon with input from the community at the kick-off party for Arts Crush Literary Week at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then beginning 10 a.m. on Monday, October 11, author Jennie Shortridge will have a seat and begin typing at a computer stationed on Hugo House’s Cabaret stage. Every two hours until 10 p.m. each evening, a new, nationally published Northwest author will assume control of the computer—and of the story—until the novel is completed by author Garth Stein on the evening of October 16.
To assist the authors in this risky challenge, each will have three “lifelines,” which can be used to call fellow authors or their own agents and publishers, and the advice and encouragement of “TN:L!” official “fairy god-author,” Nancy Pearl, famed Seattle librarian and author of “Book Lust.”
The event is free and open to the public throughout each day. Hugo House will host happy hours with drink specials, refreshments and snacks available at its bar/café in the evenings from 5-7 p.m. and a late night from 8-10 p.m.
Tonight’s happy hour is hosted by Warren Etheredge, Seattle’s film bon vivant, author of “The Warren Report” and founding member of FilmSchool. There will be drink specials, free food and raffle prizes!
The event is being made possible with a grant from Amazon.com.
A List of Participating Authors
Maria Dahvana Headley
More info at thenovellive.org