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

Rating: 5 stars  

The Office of Letters and Light and it's event NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month)-- which happens every year in November-- are an absolute pleasure to support and participate in. I've been participating for a few years now, and have even managed to drag a few friends into the process.
I can honestly say that the NaNoWriMo program is one of the best ways I have found to motivate and expand writing horizons. From encouraging emails-- both from the OLL and published authors-- to the in-person events--such as write ins-- it's an amazing, month-long experience. Everything about the event is well organized and extremely positive.
If you are up for a month of nail biting, and stretching the boundaries of your creativity-- not to mention a huge sense of accomplishment at the end(whether you reach 50k words or not), highly recommend NaNoWriMo.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

National Novel Writing Month

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure the OLL more funding, in order to raise awareness and offer more people access to its fantastic programs. Also, I would possibly want to offer an event similar to NaNoWriMo in another month of the year, as November can be a rather busy time for a lot of people. I think a second time frame would garner more participation from those who are just too swamped at that time of year.

Role:  General Member of the Public & wrote multiple 50k+ manuscripts as part of NaNoWrimo, and expanded my creative horizons. .