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Join Us for a National Day of Writing: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 18, 2009

The NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) is sponsoring a National Day on Writing tomorrow Tuesday, October 20, 2009. As the NCYE puts it,

Whether we call it texting, IMing, jotting a note, writing a letter, posting an email, blogging, making a video, building an electronic presentation, composing a memo, keeping a diary, or just pulling together a report, Americans are writing like never before. Recent research suggests that writing, in its many forms, has become a daily practice for millions of Americans. It may be the quintessential 21st century skill. By collecting a cross-section of everyday writing through a National Gallery of Writing, we will better understand what matters to writers today—and when writing really counts. Understanding who writes, when, how, to whom, and for what purposes will lead to production of improved resources for writers, better strategies to nurture and celebrate writers, and improved policy to support writing.

America’s writing will be front and center on October 20, 2009—the National Day on Writing. On that day, writers from every walk of life will pause to share their work. Communities across the nation are planning events to celebrate local writing, and NCTE will open the virtual National Gallery of Writing for all to appreciate the rich variety of work on display. The National Gallery will continue to accept submissions until June 1, 2010 and will remain open to readers through June 30, 2010.

Click Here to visit the National Day on Writing Website.

Ventura College, where I teach writing, is participating. On Monday and Tuesday, my students and I will blog about the event and post to the Ventura College on-line gallery.

Stay Connected!
Become a Fan of the National Day on Writing on Facebook
Follow the National Day on Writing on Twitter
Join the National Day on Writing Group in the NCTE Ning

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2009 10:25 pm

    I made a comment! Whoo! And I will celebrate National Writing Day by writing a small story on my blog! Does that sound good? Anyway, class was fun!

  2. October 22, 2009 4:25 am

    Yay for all of you! A story sounds great–I look forward to reading it! Glad you’re all enjoying the blogging!


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