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National Day on Writing

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Tips for Writers

WRITE.  Publish your own writing to the National Gallery of Writing.  Write something new or choose a piece you’ve already written. Remember that writing includes more than a pencil and a pen. Your submission can be something spoken, drawn, texted, or recorded. 

INVITE.  Encourage your students, family, and friends to publish to the National Galley of Writing

SPEAK.  Talk to the students you teach, community, service, or church groups you belong to, or journalists/media personalities you know about publishing to the National Gallery of Writing

CONNECT.  Share your ideas and connect with others online at the NCTE NING Group, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Download and Post the National Day on Writing Flier  

CELEBRATE.  Organize a celebration of writing in your school, group or community on October 20, the National Day.  The list of plans forming up around the country is impressive—everything from writing marathons, to poetry slams, to memoir chains, to journal read-ins, to post-it note plot schemes are in the works.  Get creative and make your celebration memorable! 

Share the news that the U.S. Senate passed resolutions in 2009 and 2010 declaring October 20 the National Day on Writing.

 

CELEBRATE.  Organize a celebration of writing in your school, group or community on October 20, the National Day.  The list of plans forming up around the country is impressive—everything from writing marathons, to poetry slams, to journal read-ins, to post-it note plot schemes are in the works.  Get creative and make your celebration memorable! 

CONNECT.  Share your ideas and connect with others online at the National Gallery of Writing.  Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

INFORM. Spread the news that the U.S. Senate passed resolutions in 2009 and 2010 declaring October 20 the National Day on Writing.

SHARE.  Share your ideas and connect with others online at the National Gallery of Writing.  Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

ASK.  Ask your town officials, or legislators to proclaim October 20 as the National Day on Writing with this proclamation.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. Your community, school, organizations, and family can get involved with the National Day on Writing in numerous ways including:

  • Host a Gallery Open House.
  • Conduct a Spoken Word/Poetry Slam Celebration.
  • Hold a Writers’ Showcase or “Composition of the Day” leading up to the National Day.
  • Invite well-known local/regional writers to share their writing processes and samples of their work at school or local group events.
  • Create a thematic writing event that focuses on a specific cause—this could include showcase chalk art, people writing on post-its or cut outs that could be posted on a wall or public display, graffiti art, letters to the military, writing about trauma or loss, etc.

 

Suggestions for where to hold Celebrations and Events:

Suggestions for where to hold Celebrations and Events:

 Libraries or Churches

 

 

Senior Citizen Centers

Coffee Shops

Clubs or Organizations

School Open Houses

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