What is the National Day on Writing?
Writing is a daily practice for millions of Americans, but few notice how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century. To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) established October 20, 2009 (and every year after) as the National Day on Writing.
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Wednesday October 16 through Monday October 21 on Facebook and Twitter
Challenge yourself! Write a story in 140 characters or less. Three stories will be randomly selected to get a prize from the University Book Store.
Monday, October 21
Davies Center and Hibbard Hall
- Look for us in the Davies lobby and the first floor of Hibbard Hall – the Center for Writing Excellence is hosting a bake sale. All baked goods will be sold at the low price of one Haiku!
11-5pm Collaborative story-writing
Center for Writing Excellence, 2nd floor, McIntyre Library
- Help write a story on the walls of the Center for Writing Excellence, one sentence at a time.
7-9pm Open Reading
The Cabin, Davies Center
- Come share your favorite short piece of writing—your favorite poem, short excerpt, or original work. The reading will also feature guest reader and UWEC faculty member B.J. Hollars, author of Sightings.
How can I contribute?