Chris Angotti


I am currently the Chief Operating Officer for National Novel Writing Month, an internationally recognized arts nonprofit.

I started my career as a middle and high school teacher in New York City—an experience that defines my efforts in making learning and creativity accessible to all.

I try to write and make my own things, plus support others who do the same. DIY and punk ethics are especially important to me.

I live in Oakland, CA with my wife and toddler son.


That Big Shell is a casual, biweekly newsletter about recent interests and inspirations.

Radio shows and playlists stream whenever. I archive the good ones.


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