Every year, hundreds of educators hold events related to writing in honor of the National Day on Writing!

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October 2018

Saugatuck Story Fest

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The Saugatuck StoryFest is unique among literary festivals; it is the only festival that is a product of a partnership between a public library and a public school system. ​The Westport Library in Westport, CT, entertained the idea of creating a literary festival in Fairfield County for several years. It would be a natural extension of the library's successful WestportWRITES program, the library's flagship program supporting writers. ​ The same idea was in the minds of two members of the faculty at…

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October #NCTEchat: Writing for Empathy

October 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join NCTE and host Nicole Mirra for an #NCTEchat all about writing for empathy.

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Writing Marathon

October 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For the fifth year, the American University of Kuwait (AUK) celebrates writing. This year AUK organizes a writing marathon that takes place at the recreational are and the writing center. The purpose is to encourage students to write non-stop and produce different types of stories: humor, sci-fi or horror.

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#FMUWrites for 15 Minutes across Campus

October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Francis Marion University celebrate National Day on Writing by faculty of different discplines bringing in 15 minutes of writing into their courses on 10/18 or 10/19, a campus-wide event organized by the First-Year Writing Program. In addition, the Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta, and Snow Island Review organize writing and Storting activities on the campus lawn all in efforts to celebrate #FMUWrites and #WhyIWrite

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Liteacy4Life: Supporting K12 Writers To Reach Academic Success

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Celebrate the National Day on Writing in Stamford, Connecticut by joining us at this interactive and fun workshop! sharing the power of community in reaching academic success modeling ways to encourage and support K-12 writers providing a model for helping youth to reach written outcomes highlighting life skills to achieve in and out of school  

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National Write-In with Jacqueline Woodson

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson in a virtual write-in as she guides aspiring writers through an exploration of why we write and how our words can transform our lives and those of others. Supporting materials, including a video, lesson ideas, and other resources, will be made available in October. This opportunity is presented in partnership with the Children’s Book Council. 

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Think Pink CARE Note Cards & Wall

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maxine Smith Steam Academy, 750 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
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Students will write notes of encouragement in support of a staff member who is a breast cancer survivor. The notes will be folded in pink envelopes to create a Think Pink Wall of Care bulletin board before presenting all notes to the staff member.

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National Day on Writing Celebration

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wood County District Public Library, 251 N Main Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402 United States
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#TeachWrite Virtual Writing Workshop

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join with teacher-writers from around the country for a virtual writing workshop to celebrate the NCTE National Day on Writing! We will meet via Zoom on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Central time to write, connect, and write some more. There will be writing activities, as well as time for you to work on your own writing. Bring your favorite notebook & pens (or laptop) and get ready to write. This event is sponsored by the #TeachWrite…

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November 2018

National Novel Writing Month

November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November. Why do it? For 30 crazy, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to…

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