We all have our own reasons for why we write, and many are essential to accomplishing our daily plans, not to mention achieving our dreams. The National Day on Writing®, October 20, is an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English. It is built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration.

Since 2009 we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people share their responses and engage in activities around the theme of #WhyIWrite. Their collective voices are raising the volume on this issue.

In 2020, we are holding a special event for the National Day on Writing®, Students Write with Max Brallier (https://ncte.org/national-day-writing/students-write-with-max-brallier/). Please see our listing of participating schools as well as events below. If you will be hosting an event you’d like to share, submit your event here.

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5th Annual African American Read-In

February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening program featuring dramatic readings and performances of works by African American artists and historical figures, presented by members of Louisville’s creative community. Families encouraged to attend. All ages.


February 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Shivley Library
3920 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216 United States
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