National Day on Writing to Be Celebrated at IUP

Posted on 9/14/2012 9:53:12 AM

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in an open-mic reading at the Commonplace Coffeehouse on October 17, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., in celebration of the National Day on Writing.

Participants should prepare a three-minute reading based on the prompt “Why I Write.”

Writing is defined broadly—a grocery list, an e-mail, a curriculum proposal, an essay for class, a selection of tweets, a poem—at IUP, we all write!

This event is hosted by the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative through the IUP English Department. For more information, please e-mail Bryna Siegel Finer at

Recognizing the importance of writing in the lives of us all, the National Council of Teachers of English established and celebrated its first National Day on Writing on October 20, 2009. In 2011, at the organization’s request, the U.S. Senate passed Resolution S.298 declaring October 20 the National Day on Writing. Because the National Day on Writing falls on a Saturday this year, IUP will celebrate on October 17.