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Celebrate the
National Day on Writing -- October 20-21

#write2connect: The 2013 National Day on Writing
Listen! NCTE members Pau Oh, Millie Davis, and Lil Brannon joined other writing advocates to talk about this year's National Day on Writing theme: how does writing today facilitate connections among ideas?  Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month notes, "Writing is THE way to connect nowadays . . . This is the golden age of writing."  NWP Radio, October 14, 2013

Take Note!National Day on Writing Celebrations Are Being Planned; Send Your Event Details to NCTE!

Oct. 17 Write-to-Connect #literacies Twitter Chat
For this #literacies Twitter chat at 8 p.m. ET on October 17, prepare your Twitter fingers for the NDW October 21 #write2connect Tweet-Up by exploring and turning over during #literacies some of the implications of writing to connect. Think of this as a warm-up among friends. Questions to consider:

  1. How does writing, particularly writing with new media, foster connections for you? For your students?
  2. Does digital writing enhance or detract from your ability to connect ideas? How?
  3. What other kinds of connections does writing foster in your life? In the lives of the youths who surround you?

National Day on Writing Twitter Chat, October 20, 2013National Day on Writing #nctechat on Oct. 20
Join Penny Kittle (@pennykittle) and Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) on Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m. ET, for a Twitter Chat (#nctechat) celebrating the National Day on Writing!

"Celebrating the National Day on Writing":  NCTE member and chat co-host Katherine Sokolowski writes.  Read, Write, Reflect blog, October 13, 2013

#write2connect Tweet-Up on Oct. 21!
2013 National Day on Writing
On Monday, October 21, write to connect by tweeting out the ways you use writing to make connections using the hashtag #write2connect and, if space allows, #dayonwriting. Let's make #write2connect a trending topic on Twitter this year, just as #WhatIWrite was last year and #WhyIWrite the year before!

Wrap Up the Day with #engchat
At 7 p.m. ET Monday evening, October 21, join the #engchat Twitter Chat with NCTE members Meenoo Rami (@meenoorami) and Sarah Gross (@thereadingzone) to celebrate the National Day on Writing and #write2connect. 



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