TODAY IS A DAY SET ASIDE TO CELEBRATE WRITING. IT IS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH. HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DAY. TOMORROW I WILL SHARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS THAT HAVE MET THROUGH WRITING MY BLOG.
National Day on Writing
About the National Day on Writing
People in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at every age write more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes. (See Writing in the 21st Century.)
They write through text messages and IMs, they use video cameras and cell phones, and, yes, even traditional pen and paper.
The social nature of writing invites people in every walk of life, in every kind of work, and at every age to make meaning through composing.
New technologies expand the possibilities for composing in multiple media and for speaking to wider audiences than ever before and at a faster pace than ever before in our history.
Young people using forms of digital media are leading the way in new forms of composing. (See Writing Between the Lines—and Everywhere Else.)
Writers continue to learn how to write for different purposes, audiences, and occasions throughout their lifetimes.
Why a National Day on Writing?
In light of the significance of writing in our national life, to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives, NCTE established October 20 as The National Day on Writing. The National Day on Writing.
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