NaNoWriMo: Support the Office of Letters and Light in 2011

National Novel Writing Month is a 30-day challenge to complete a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. This November, I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo as a writer and as a facilitator for my campus writing group’s NaNo activities.

This year, members of the UT Writer’s Guild will be participating in NaNoWriMo through contests, fundraisers, and events held on- and off-campus.  We hope to raise awareness of ourselves as a group as well as awareness for NaNo and the Office of Letters and Light, the non-profit organization that sponsors NaNo.

Each year, the Office of Letters and Light sponsors the Young Writers Program, a writing and educational program for kids and teens to encourage them not only to participate in NaNo but also to become better writers overall.  The Office helps educators participate by offering free educational kits to those who apply for classroom NaNo kits.

But we all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

In order to keep the educational kits – and the NaNo website – completely free, the Office of Letters and Light runs almost exclusively on donations.  This year, I’m helping raise money to support the Young Writers Program as an individual and as a UT Writer’s Guild officer.

Please help support my campaign for the Office of Letters and Light – and, through them, their Young Writers Program campaign – by checkout out and donating to my fundraising page.  You can donate in any amount, from $1 up.

Thank you for considering sponsoring OLL on my behalf.  Know that if you participate, you’re helping writers across the world reach their dreams.


Published by Feliza

Feliza Casano is a writer and editor with a love of speculative fiction, graphic novels, and good books. She writes and edits at Girls in Capes ( and contributes to other websites on science fiction and fantasy topics.


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