November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — a month-long event that challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. This event has produced numerous published authors, including: Sara Gruen (Water For Elephants), Lani Diane Rich (Little Ray of Sunshine) and James R. Strickland (Looking Glass).
NaNoWriMo is a project of The Office of Letters and Light, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, California. They also offer a similar program for young adults called The Young Writers Program (YWP). This event is an extension of NaNoWriMo and provides kids and teens with a month-long language arts experience that improves self-esteem, teaches perseverance and radically alters their relationship to writing and literature.
The Office of Letters and Light website and information
Address: 3354 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 628-0327
Fax: (510) 380-5220