Monday, October 19, 2009

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National Day of Writing: October 20
The National Gallery of Writing

Writing is a daily practice for millions of Americans, but few notice how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century. To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, NCTE has established October 20, 2009 as the National Day on Writing.

Encourage Writing:
National Writing Project (NWP) sites work with teachers to improve writing instruction in America's schools. Many NWP sites offer special writing programs for children. Typically, these programs combine motivational and skill-building activities, peer group interaction, and publishing opportunities. To find a writing project site near you, please check NWP's map of sites.

On the National Day on Writing a gallery of submitted works will be opened up for everyone to view a wide variety of pieces. Groups will also be celebrating the day across the country.

The National Gallery of Writing is collecting all kinds of writing from people from all walks of life—people just like you. Submit 1 composition: stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork. NGW will accept submissions until June 1, 2010 and will remain open to readers through June 30, 2010.

A Web cast of the national event will air live from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, on Tuesday, October 20.

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