What Is the National Day on Writing?
Every October 20, NCTE celebrates the importance, joy, and evolution of writing through a tweetup, using the hashtag #WhyIWrite and events hosted by thousands of educators across the country.
Last year there were more than 60,000+ tweets with a reach of millions of people. The hashtag #WhyIWrite trended on Twitter all day long and was even featured in Entertainment Weekly: "Even some people who are famous for things other than writing, including Steelers linebacker Vince Williams, among others, have been using the hashtag."
We have an exciting day in store for 2016. Stay tuned for new details! In the meantime, explore the many links below for ideas to help you plan your own celebrations around #WhyIWrite.
Join NCTE, the National Writing Project, The New York Times Learning Network, and The Teaching Channel in celebrating writing and thinking about why you do it.