Celebrate the National Day on Writing at IUP

Posted on 10/10/2013 11:46:56 AM

The IUP Writing Across the Curriculum program and the Writing Center will host a celebration of the National Day on Writing on October 21, 2013, from 12:00–2:00 p.m. in the library.

This year, our celebration will be held as a Tweetathon. All members of the IUP community are invited to tweet about how they use writing to connect with others. Tweets will be streamed live on a screen in the Java City area of the library.

Prizes will be awarded to random tweeters who send tweets between noon and 2:00 p.m. on October 21 and use the hashtag #write2connect along with @IUP_WAC and/or @IUPWriting.

Example: @IUPWriting @IUP_WAC I #write2connect to with my family in China. Writing letters keeps us close even though we’re far apart!

There will also be snacks and free giveaways at the library.

Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Day on Writing celebrates composition in all forms—from stories, poems, and letters to text messages, videos, and audio recordings—and demonstrates how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives. Thousands of writers from across the country recognize the National Day on Writing with local events, including write-ins, talks by local authors, and poetry slam celebrations.

The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

Writing Across the Curriculum