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IUP Celebrates National Day On Writing

Posted on 10/15/2014 12:09:16 PM

Do you love your campus barista? Are you thankful for your custodian? Wondering what you would do without your department secretary or adviser? 

NDOW Card Front(1)Let the Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum program help you.

In celebration of the National Day on Writing, Monday, October 20, we’ll hand-write a note of appreciation on a card (right) and deliver it for free on your behalf.

Here’s the process:

  1. Complete the form on the Writing Center’s page. Be sure to provide as much information as you can to help us get your card to the right person.

    Please note that the form will be available only on Monday, October 20.
  2. We’ll receive the completed form and hand-write your message on a National Day on Writing card.
  3. We will deliver or mail your card—for free! Cards can be sent to zip codes 15705 or 15701.

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.

Last year, the Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum program celebrated the National Day on Writing them, #writetoconnect, with a TweetAThon. IUP students, faculty, and staff used the #write2connect hashtag to join the national conversation on how writing brings them together with others.

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.