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1000 Words: A Communal Writing Event with Jami Attenberg and Hannah Tinti (in-person)


Includes a Copy of 1000 Words

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Wednesday, 6:00 pm EDT January 10, 2024

The Center for Fiction

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Randy Winston at [email protected].

In the spring of 2018, New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg faced a looming deadline. Using a bootcamp model, she and a friend made a pact to write 1,000 words a day for two weeks. When realizing how helpful this challenge was, they opened it up to Attenberg’s online community and soon hundreds, then thousands of people followed—and #1000WordsOfSummer was born.

Now, after years of writing together online each summer, the #1000wordsofsummer community finally has the chance to write together in person! In honor of the release of 1000 Words, Attenberg’s collected wisdom about the writing life, we’re hosting a communal writing event for long-time participants and newcomers alike. We’ll write together for forty-five minutes, followed by a talk about craft, motivation, and inspiration with Attenberg and Hannah Tinti. The evening will conclude with a book signing.


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    Jami Attenberg

    Jami Attenberg

    Jami Attenberg has written about food, travel, books, relationships, and urban life for the New York Times magazine, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times (London), the Guardian, and others. She is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up, and, most recently, a memoir, I Came All This Way to Meet You. Her work has been published in sixteen languages. She is also the founder of the annual #1000WordsofSummer project, and maintains the popular Craft Talk newsletter year-round. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Photo Credit: Bryan Tarnowski

  • Hannah-Tinti_credit Honorah Tinti - Celeste Kaufman Large

    Hannah Tinti

    Hannah Tinti

    Hannah Tinti is the author of the bestselling novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is a national bestseller and is in development for television. She teaches creative writing at New York University’s MFA program and co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference. Tinti is also the co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine, which won the AWP Small Press Publisher Award, CLMP’s Firecracker Award, a 2020 Whiting Prize, and the PEN/Magid Award for Excellence in Editing.

    Photo Credit: Honorah Tinti