See news from National Day on Writing
celebrations from around the country!
Invitations Online Sites Publicity Plans Post-Event
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.
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
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
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)
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)
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)
Vindy.com, 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