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Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Before I joined the board, I was a participant. Both experiences have been life-changing. My creative forces have been rejuvenated by my connections to the Office of Letters and Light, because THAT IS WHAT THEY DO. OLL inspires, encourages, and supports creative pursuits and they do it very very well. It's been an honor to serve on the board and I look forward to continuing to serve for years to come.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered The Office of Letters and Light through my participation in its script-writing event, Script Frenzy. This magical event ended a five-year drought of writing for myself versus writing for a living and I told everyone I knew about it. Less than six months later, I had moved to Oakland, California and it was while I was participating in National Novel Writing Month that I realized that OLL was also based in Oakland. Thus my formal relationship began as I morphed from donor to contractor to board member, all the while participating in the yearly events.

I have both witnessed in my life and seen in the lives of others the amazing transformative power of OLL and its events. I've seen the sheer joy of children and their parents as their words are brought to life through theater partnerships (Script Frenzy) or readings (NaNoWriMo) and watched friendships and relationships bloom between former strangers.

This is an amazing organization, not only because it helps individuals redefine what is possible for them to accomplish in a month, but because OLL wants to make sure that experience is supportive and enjoyable. I am proud to be a member of its board.

Try it. You'll like it.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & Particate in events, volunteer during events, serve on the board.