What Is the National Day on Writing… and Should We Care?

The site at http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting explains that the National Day on Writing recognizes “the significance of writing in our national life, National Writing Day Logodraws attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and helps writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.”

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) established the day and celebrated the first National Day on Writing in 2009. In 2011, the US Senate – at the request of the NCTE – declared October 20 the National Day on Writing.

Writing, of course, is important to a technical writer or anyone involved in technical communication. Several years ago, NEO STC  initiated a local recognition of the National Day on Writing with a Writing Canvas workshop at John Carroll University.

How would you like to celebrate writing and/or the National Day on Writing (adapted from http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting) this year?

  • Write on my own
  • Submit an article to “Lines & Letters”

 By Jeanette Evans