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Write2Connect -- The 2013 National Day on Writing

Urbana, IL – October 17, 2013 – This Monday, October 21, citizens, students, educators, writers of all sorts, will celebrate the National Day on Writing on Twitter by sharing the ways they use writing to connect – with family members, within communities, between teachers and students, with colleagues, across the disciplines—and marking their Tweets with the hashtag #write2connect. Anyone can participate and add to the Twitter conversation.  In addition to this virtual celebration, many communities will host local celebrations.

Founded by the National Council of Teachers of English in 2009, the National Day on Writing recognizes the importance of writing in our everyday lives, gives us a time and a place to celebrate our writing, highlights the remarkable variety of writing we do, and encourages us to share our writing with others. On the Day, we recognize that people of all ages make lists and write lunchbox notes, send emails and write poems, draw, make videos and take snapshots, draw graphs and write reports; and that writing is how we record our feelings, send messages, help ourselves remember, and how we learn. 

The following collaborators join NCTE for the 2013 celebration of the National Day on Writing: New York Times Learning Network, the National Writing Project and NWP's Educator Innovator, Mozilla Hive, Graphite by Common Sense Media, Edutopia, Mozilla Webmaker, and National Novel Writing Month.

Writers can learn more about writing in NCTE’s tips for writers, in author podcasts, and in these additional resources.


Contact NCTE Communications: Millie Davis,, 217-278-3634


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The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Follow NCTE on Twitter at @ncte.



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