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National Day on Writing

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Make Plans Now to Celebrate NCTE's Fourth Annual
National Day on Writing on Saturday, October 20, 2012!

Recognizing the importance of writing in the lives of us all, NCTE established and celebrated its first National Day on Writing on October 20, 2009; the NCTE National Gallery of Writing was also unveiled on that day in 2009.

Since that day more than 30,000 pieces of writing, including poems, videos, essays, letters, audio recordings, blog entries, artwork, email and text messages, and short stories, have been submitted.

Though the National Day on Writing falls on a Saturday this year, NCTE encourages schools to recognize the day when it's convenient for them, either during the week before or after October 20; public libraries and communities are welcome to do the same or to hold celebrations on Saturday, October 20.

At NCTE's request, the U.S. Senate has passed Resolution S.298 declaring October 20, 2011, as the National Day on Writing!

Read all about celebrations that took place across the country
in honor of the 2011 National Day on Writing!

About the National Day on WritingLearn how you can get involvedVisit the National Gallery of WritingTips for Writers
Celebrities speak about the importance of writingResources on writing from NCTE


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