Celebrate the National Day on Writing with the Writing Tips Tree

Posted on 10/7/2019 2:31:36 PM

NDoW 2019The Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, the IUP Writing Across the Curriculum Program, NCTE IUP, and the Liberal Studies English program are collaborating to bring you the Writing Tips Tree. The program helps to celebrate the National Day on Writing on October 20. 

The Writing Tips Tree will be live starting on October 14 and will be located on the second floor of Eicher Hall in front of the Jones White Writing Center.

Our Writing Tips Tree offers the campus community a chance to share your best “writing tip” with the IUP community and larger National Day on Writing Community. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to come, submit a tip, take a selfie with the tree, and tag themselves on social media with #WhyIwrite and #IUPWriting. Submissions will be entered into raffles for prizes at our celebration on October 21.

Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English, 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. This year marks the seventh annual celebration at IUP.

Contribute to the tree between October 14 and October 20 by stopping by the second floor of Eicher Hall. Drop by the Writing Center to celebrate writing and see the full tree on October 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.—free food, raffles, and prizes for everyone. The tree will be viewable until October 25.  

Learn more about the National Day on Writing.