What is the National Day on Writing?
Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Day on Writing celebrates composition in all forms - from stories, poems, and letters to text messages, videos, and audio recordings - and demonstrates how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) hosts a celebration every year on Thursday, October 19, 2017 and invites the community to join!
During our all-day, across-campus celebration, the CWE holds special events to celebrate writing. There are brief writing activities across campus in exchange for a sweet treat: write a haiku in Davies Center, build your own Shakespearean insult on the first floor of McIntyre Library, create a two-sentence horror story on the first floor of Hibbard Hall, or tell us #WhyIWrite for our photo campaign on the first floor of Centennial Hall. You could also drop by the second floor of McIntyre Library to contribute to the collaborative story written on the glass walls of the CWE.