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.

National Day on Writing 2022 Badge

Commit to celebrating with us for a chance to win a NCTE T-shirt!

Thank you to all students and educators who reached out to express interest in joining us on these open events in celebration of NCTE’s National Day of Writing® in 2022. The form is now closed. 10 people were chosen to receive a free Why I Write T-shirt and were notified via email.

#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!



Follow us on Twitter at #NCTEchat on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET as we chat about building a community of writers. Preview the questions here.

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