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.

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

#WhyIWrite Twitter Conversation

Connect with us on social media, Friday, 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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