Past Event
Headshot of Visiting Writer Grant Faulkner at a table with arms crossed.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and School of Liberal Arts (SOLA)

Afternoon Craft Conversation with Grant Faulkner
Part of the Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series

Date & Time


Location (On-campus)

De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge
1928 St. Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575


Join SMC's Creative Writing Department in Hagerty Lounge for a Craft Conversation with visiting writer Grant Faulkner, author of The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story, and Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). 

During these one-hour conversations, authors provide an inspiring deep dive into one facet of the craft of writing, followed by a Q&A session in which audience members can ask about the writer's work and life. This event is free, open to the public, and ADA Accessible. Light refreshments will be served!

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He has published two books on writing, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. He’s also published All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, 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, including Tin HouseThe Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been  anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersLit HubWriter’s Digest, and The Writer. He serves on the National Writing Project’s Writer’s Council, Lit Camp’s Advisory Council, and Aspen Words’ Creative Council. He’s also the co-host of the podcast Write-minded.