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Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English:  WCTE is promoting a statewide writing initiative themed "The Power of Teaching." The program kick off will take place on October 20 on the National Day on Writing; submissions will be accepted in their gallery within the National Gallery of Writing through January 31, 2012.

The New York Times:  The Learning Network blog includes several posts encouraging participation in this year's National Day on Writing.

National Writing Project "Why I Write":  The NWP has joined The New York Times Learning Network and Figment to collect the thoughts of people from all walks of life—scientists, reporters, poets, teachers, and students—to discover why they write. 


2011 College, University, & Writing Project Celebrations

National Day on Writing at Columbia College
YouTube, October 17, 2011

Words Have Power
The College of Saint Rose Chronicle, October 18, 2011

Day of Writing set at UW-Rock County
Beloit Daily News, October 13, 2011

University to Celebrate National Letter Writing Day
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, October 14, 2011

SVC to Host National Day on Writing
The Manchester Journal, October 12, 2011

Open Mic Reading at "Beatnik Cafe" for the National Day on Writing
University of Wisconsin-Superior, October 19, 2011

National Day on Writing
Ball State University, October 12, 2011

Boulder County Campus Celebrates the National Day on Writing
Front Range Community College, October 13, 2011

MSU Writing Center Celebrates and Supports the National Day on Writing
Montana State University, October 12, 2011

Activities Planned for National Day on Writing
North Dakota State University, October 13, 2011  

SVC to Mark National Day on Writing
North Adams Transcript, October 14, 2011

UC to Participate in the National Day on Writing
Utica College, October 5, 2011

National Day on Writing III
University of Vermont, October 15, 2011

October 20: National Day on Writing
Lehua Writing Project, University of Hawaii at Hilo, September 29, 2011

Maryland Voices Announces Writing Challenge on 10/20/11
Maryland Writing Project, September 30, 2011


2011 School & Community Celebrations

Writing on the Wall
Centennial High School, Franklin, Tennessee, October 2011

Novel, Poem, or Even a Text, October Is All about Writing
Reading Eagle, October 18, 2011

CHS English Classes Celebrate the National Day on Writing
Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Georgia, October 13, 2011


2011 Blogs

National Day on Writing 2011
The Brown Bookshelf United in Story blog, October 12, 2011

National Day on Writing, a Family Reunion, and a Thankyu
Teaching Authors blog, October 14, 2011

Thinking on Writing
Nancy Devine blog, October 7, 2011

Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing
Creating a Path for Learning in the 21st Century blog, October 3, 2011

NH-S Celebrates National Day on Writing
NHS High School Spotlight, October 25, 2010

Kevin’s Meandering Mind
Go Ahead: Write (National Day on Writing), October 20, 2010 
Making Webcomics on the National Day on Writing, October 21, 2010 

NCTE member and consultant Mary Cappellini tells us that she helped organize a celebration for National Day on Writing at her daughter's school in  Newport Beach, California.  Newport Elementary, a K-6 school, invited community members and professionals, many of whom were parents, to talk to the children about the importance of writing and "how they use writing daily in their jobs or careers."  The students in each classroom listened to and interacted with three different speakers. Some of the speakers included attorneys, realtors, marketing consultants, restaurant owners, a city public information officer, a director of the local nautical museum, an editor of a magazine, and even a city editor and reporter of the local newspaper.

Besides having some parents participate as speakers, other parents also came during the writing workshop time and wrote along side their children in the classrooms. The day started with a "Writing Kick-off" by the school's principal. "It was a great celebration!" said Mary.


These sites show how to invite others to contribute their writing to a Gallery.  


Multilingual Poetry Reading to Celebrate the National Day on Writing  (DePaul University)

National Day on Writing Celebration  (Washington College)

BSU Celebrates National Day on Writing with Open Mic Event!  (Briedgewater State University)

When Writing Teachers Write IX  (Missouri Western State University)

Writers Wanted: St. Clair College and University of Windsor Students and/or Alumni  (St. Clair College and University of Windsor)

Lowcountry Writing Project  (Charleston, South Carolina)

National Day on Writing is Oct 20 and WTWP Has Registered for a Gallery  (West Tennessee Writing Project)


Online Sites

See how others have set up webpages and blogs to explain their Gallery and gather contributions.  


Americans Are Writing Like Never Before: Celebrate! 

The English Roost  (Centennial High School, Maryland)

Encourage Writing

Ursuline National Gallery Of Writing Is Still Open!  (Ursuline College)

The Southwest Minnesota Writing Gallery is NOW Accepting Submissions   (Southwest Minnesota State University)

Celebrate the National Day of Writing With At Home Writing  (Literacy News)



Hear broadcasts and read newspaper articles and press releases.

NWP Radio: Writing at the Center: The National Day on Writing  (NWP Radio)

Writing Program Celebrates National Day on Writing  (University of Denver)

Activities Planned for National Day on Writing  (North Dakota State University)

Chelsea Standard, October 22, 2010 (Chelsea Michigan)

 KAIT TV, October 20, 2010 (Jonesboro, AR), October 21, 2010 (Youngstown, OH)



Learn what others are planning for their local Gallery and the National Day.

Eastern Michigan University Writing Project (EMU)

Indiana Partnership for Young Writers Flier 

Carnegie Center Flyer 



Carnegie Center Photos 



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