Every October 20th, the NCTE celebrates your Right To Write with a TweetUp. MC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate by using the #WhyIWrite hashtag and share with the Twittersphere why you write. Last year, #WhyIWrite trended all day on Twitter with more than 60,000 tweets.
This year's National Day on Writing takes place Thursday, October 20. MC Writing faculty and the Writing Center are sponsoring two events: a letter writing project and a Twitter contest.
(1) Letters Home
Letter writing remains an important skill in our digital age.
Here's your chance to send a letter anywhere in the world, to whom will you write?
(2) Twitter Contest
Link-Up with the National Day on Writing!
1. George Orwell's original "Why I Write" statement in 1946.
2. Fifth-grade teacher, Katherine Sokolowski, blogs about "Why I Write."
3. Visit the NCTE's National Day on Writing website.
4. Watch a fun YouTube video offering reasons to write:
Video by Deanna Mascle, Writing instructor for the English Department at Morehead State University