National Day on Writing

Posted on 10/7/21 11:20 PM

The IUP Writing Across the Curriculum program, Jones White Writing Center, Liberal Studies English program, and IUP-NCTE will host a virtual celebration of the National Day on Writing on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

This year, the IUP community is invited to participate in an online Jamboard! Add your sticky note describing why you write to the Jamboard.

Why I Write hashtag logo

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 will be IUP's tenth year of holding a celebration.

NCTE says, “Writing is an important part of life. It allows us to communicate and collaborate; to think and learn; and to celebrate and share our voices, our struggles, and our experiences.”

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.