National Day on Writing® - NCTE


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.

NCTE Member Gathering Previews National Day on Writing®

Celebrate writing on the eve of the National Day on Writing® during our Member Gathering! Anne Elrod Whitney will be our featured guest and will share from her new book, Growing Writers: Principles for High School Writers and Their Teachers. Join us Tuesday, October 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET for a gathering in celebration of writing and unity among NCTE members.

#WhyIWrite Twitter Conversation



Connect with us on Twitter, Wednesday, October 20, as we chat about writing all day. We will be posting prompts, sharing resources, and discussing all things writing! Join us using #WhyIWrite!

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