National Day on Writing® - National Council of Teachers of English


To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing Americans engage in and to help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, the National Council of Teachers of English has established October 20 as the National Day on Writing®. It’s important for everyone to share their knowledge about writing, organize participating groups in our schools and/or communities, and transform the public’s understanding of writing and the role it plays in society today.

Commit to celebrating with us!

We are looking forward to the celebration of NCTE’s National Day of Writing® in 2023. Stay tuned for more information soon!

#WhyIWrite Social Media Conversation

Tell us about what compels you to pick up a pen, sharpen your pencils, dust off the chalk, find a marker that works, or tap your keyboard to share why YOU write. Use the hashtag #WhyIWrite on your favorite social media platforms on Friday, or join NCTE for a slow chat all week.

We’ll reshare some of our favorites all week!

Featured Blogs —NCTE Books on Writing

Additional NCTE Blogs on Writing