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2012 News & Blogs

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 College, University, & Writing Project Celebrations

Alaska:  University of Alaska Fairbanks

California:  Redwood Writing Project (at Humboldt Public Library) 

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

Illinois:  National Louis University, Chicago; University of Illiinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Iowa:  University of Iowa 

Maryland:  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

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

Tennessee:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville & Picture Gallery 

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

Wisconson:  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 

 

2011 College, University, & Writing Project Celebrations

Photos from 2011 Celebration
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Alumna Author Janine De Tillio Cammarata Discusses Writing
The College of Saint Rose, October 25, 2011  (video)

Write About It
Marietta College, October 21, 2011

Front Range Community College Celebrates National Day on Writing
Front Range Community College, October 20, 2011

Writing Center Celebrates National Day on Writing
University of Nebraska at Omaha, October 20, 2011

Happy National Day on Writing!
Wesleyan University, October 20, 2011

GCU Hosts National Day on Writing Events
Georgia Court University, October 19, 2011

Writing Center Gets New Resources, Plans National Day on Writing Events
Francis Marion University, October 19, 2011

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

Viewpoint: Celebrating Writing Day Requires Just a Pen or Keyboard
Baylor University, October 19, 2011

Writing Center to Hold First Adult Spelling Bee Wednesday
Central Michigan University Writing Center, October 18, 2011

Spartanburg Writing Project Conference, Oct. 20
University of South Carolina Upstate, October 18, 2011

Celebrating the National Day on Writing October 20 at ECU
East Carolina State University, October 13, 2011

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

Day of Writing set at UW-Rock County
University of Wisconsin-Rock County, October 13, 2011

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

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

National Writing Day Sparks Creativity at Rahway HS
Rahway High School, New Jersey, October 24, 2011

Frederick Students Use Writing Day Assignment to Encourage Soldiers
Whittier Elementary School, Frederick, Maryland, October 21, 2011

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English 2011 Writing Initiative
"Celebrate the Power of Teaching," October 20, 2011

Drury High School Participates in National Day on Writing
Drury High School, North Adams, Massachusetts, October 20, 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

2011 News & Blogs

Blogging the National Day on Writing
The Learning Netwok blog, The New York Times, October 20, 2011

How Are You Celebrating National Day on Writing?
Education Week Teacher, October 20, 2011

Observe It Today: The National Day on Writing
PopCandy, USA Today, October 20, 2011

Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing
National Writing Project, October 17, 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

2010 & 2009 Invitations & Online Sites

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

National Day on Writing Celebration (Washington College)

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, SC)

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

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

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)

2010 & 2009 Publicity & Plans

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

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

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

Students Distribute Works throughout City to Celebrate National Day on Writing (Chelsea, MI)

Region 8 Students Celebrate Writing! (Jonesboro, AR)

5th Graders Learn from Write Stuff (Youngstown, OH)

NHS- Celebrates National Day on Writing (New Hope, PA)

Eastern Michigan University Writing Project (Ypsilanti, MI)

Indiana Partnership for Young Writers Flier

Carnegie Center Flyer and Photos

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