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National Writing Project:  "Write to Connect: 2013 National Day on Writing"  The National Writing Project and its Educator Innovator Network — along with the National Council of Teachers of English, the New York Times Learning Network, and a host of other collaborators — are encouraging us to take to Twitter to speak out about how writing helps us connect.

Kentucky:  Morehead Writing Project and Morehead State University & throughout Eastern Kentucky

Michigan:  Eastern Michigan University Writing Project 

New York:  Literacy Matters (Hartford)  Students will have a display at a local community center.

North Dakota:  The North Dakota State University Center for Writers has a full day of events planned, including a Workplace Writing workshop.

Pennsylvania:  The Indiana University of Pennsylvania WAC program and Writing Center are hosting a live streaming of the tweets 12-2 pm on October 21 in the library (@IUP_WAC).

Pennsylvania:  On Monday, Oct. 21, the Penn State Brandywine Writing Studio, in coordination with the English Department and student literary magazine, Penn In Hand, will host activities about writing in the Main Building and Vairo Library.

News of 2013 events will be added as we receive them!

See news about the 2012 National Day on Writing
and about celebrations across the country!


The New York Times: The Learning Network blog post "Encourage Authentic Writing with #WhatIWrite and #NaNoWriMo" (October 4, 2012) introduces the October 19-20 Tweet-out #WhatIWrite and encourages participation in this year's National Day on Writing.

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

School Library Journal:  Tweet What You Write!

Education Week:  "Celebrating Writing, Digital and Otherwise" and "Writing: Practice What You Teach


2012 Celebrations at Colleges & Universities across the US:

University of Alaska Fairbanks 

Redwood Writing Project (at Humboldt Public Library) 

Community College of Aurora 
Fort Lewis College, Durango  
Front Range Community College, Boulder County 

National Louis University, Chicago     
University of Illiinois at Urbana-Champaign 

University of Iowa 

Montgomery College, Montgomery County

New York
The New Community College at The City University of New York 
The College of Saint Rose, Albany & Graduate Admissions Blog

North Carolina
East Carolina University, Greenville   

North Dakota
North Dakota State University, Fargo 

Indiana University of PA
Lafayette College, Easton 
Cairn University, Langhorne 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville & Picture Gallery 

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin & TLU YouTube video 
University of Texas, Arlington 

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 


Additional Events: 

Scholastic, Inc., Facebook Chat with Ruth Culham, Oct. 17
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 
Kids Invited to Write about Environment for Contest:  Hyde Park, NY, October 6, 2012  



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