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Celebrities speak to the importance of writing,  the National Day on Writing, and
the National Gallery of Writing.



Glenda BurgessGlenda Burgess
Novelist Glenda Burgess speaks abouthow to help the writing find you.

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Fran ClaggettFran Claggett
Teacher and author Fran Claggett shares a poem illustrating the journey that writing is.

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Christine Jennings DixonChristine Jennings Dixon
Author Christine Jennings Dixon talks about writing as a means for personal discovery.

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Adrian FogelinAdrian Fogelin
Children's author Adrian Fogelin Explains how curiosity is the basic key to writing.

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Jacqueline JulesJacqueline Jules
Teacher, librarian, children's author, and poet Jacqueline Jules describes her passion for writing a poem.

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Sarah McCoySarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy, author of the Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, talks about how "a day without writing is like a day without food." 

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Katherine PatersonKatherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson speaks about the gift of readers she's received from her writing.

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Cynthia Leitich SmithCynthia Leitich Smith
Children's and young adult author Cynthia Leitich Smith speaks of how she writes both what she knows and what she likes to read.

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Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing
Children's book adult author Natasha Wing speaks of how she writes because she's a very curious person.

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