What Are You Doing on the National Day on Writing? - National Council of Teachers of English
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What Are You Doing on the National Day on Writing?


We’ve been celebrating #WhyIWrite on October 20 every year for seven years now. Last year National Day on Writing celebrations were held from Wyoming to Alabama, on the radio, in blogs, in classrooms, on campus, and sidewalks.

What will you be doing this year?

Let us and others know by completing this form. We’ll collect your posts and display them below.

After you tell us,  publish news of your event now and on the Day using the hashtag #WhyIWrite on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler, or Pinterest.

Write, get others to write, be serious and have fun—let the world know #WhyIWrite!

Join us on #nctechat, Sunday, October 16, 8 p.m. ET to talk about “The National Day on Writing: Why I Write”

Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Viejo, Elementary Instruction Department.

University of Missouri – St. Louis: Youth Writing Festival and National Day on Writing information on Gateway Writing Project’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

North Dakota
North Dakota State University, Fargo, Celebration: Writing Resources at the Library, Poetry by Omission, Learn to Write and Write to Learn, Fun with Word Games, Grant Tea for Grantees, Write-In, The Write Stuff, Presentations with Prezi, Social Media Posts: The Power of Words, Writing a Literature Review, Writing Jumpstart, Creating Posters with PowerPoint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania,Indiana, Writing Carnival hosted by The Writing Across the Curriculum program and the Jones White Writing Center: The carnival will bring together writers and writing organizations from across campus to celebrate writing complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and Cirque du Papier artist, Michael Roy!

San Jacinto College, Pasadena: “Annual Writing Day Event Seeks to Counter Downside of Technology;”  Organizer Professor Karen Boyce “stresses the significance of the annual event as a day dedicated to celebrating one of civilization’s most important and enduring assets.”