Be a part of the National Day on Writing
How can I be part of the National Day on Writing? Glad you asked!
It’s easy to join the chorus of #WhyIWrite voices across the nation on October 20. Here’s some inspiration from your friends at NCTE:
- Challenge yourself to write something new—a short story, poem, article, blog entry, or an interview—and share through social media with the #WhyIWrite hashtag.
- Post an older piece you’ve written and maybe never shared before.
- Your piece doesn’t have to be traditional writing! How about an audio recording or a comic/drawing for a change of pace?
- Teachers can bring #WhyIWrite into the classroom by talking about why writing matters and offering students exercises to stretch their imaginations and express their perspectives through the written word.
- Ask people about how writing is part of their lives; compile answers in list or as a meme to post online.
- Encourage friends, family members, and coworkers to celebrate the National Day on Writing with you. Maybe everyone writes on a similar topic or you find a way to write together.
- Organize a #WhyIWrite celebration at your school or in your community through activities such as a writing marathon, poetry slam, or journal read-in. Keep it as formal or as informal as you like so that it’s a comfortable and memorable experience.
Keep the #WhyIWrite spirit alive all year long by visiting this site for fresh writing ideas, reflections from writers, and opportunities to share your own work!