We usher in Week 4 of October 2014 with National Day On Writing.
The idea is 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.
The National Writing Project, NCTE, and The New York Times Learning Network invite you to celebrate writing in all its forms: through photos, film, and graphics; pens, pencils, and computers; in graphs, etchings, and murals; on sidewalks, screens, and paper.
To quote the NCTE:
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.
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.
This year they encourage you to focus your writing on your community in any way you see fit. Post your writing during the National Day on Writing Tweet-Up on October 20 with the hashtag #writemycommunity
What do people need to know about your community? And how can you communicate about it?
It’s time to #writemycommunity
Consider participating! More on this in a later post. For now, just think about it and get those brain cells moving.
We’d also like you to share your experience blogging daily. What did you learn? Do you have tips to share? Please let us know in the comments – we would like to combine your tips into a post here on Write Tribe.
I’d like to wind up by simply wishing you all a happy and very safe Deepavali.
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