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Write to Connect: 2013 National Day on Writing

October 20–21, 2013

Writing today is the way we most often connect—through texts, status updates, blog posts, and multimedia compositions. And writing, as ever, continues to be the way we connect our ideas, connect across disciplines, and connect to other writers, thinkers, and makers. This year, as part of the National Day on Writing , the National Writing Project and our Educator Innovator Network —along with the National Council of Teachers of English , the New York Times Learning Network , and a host of other collaborators—are encouraging us to take to Twitter to speak out about how writing helps us connect.

On October 21, 2013, add your voice to a National Day on Writing Twitter conversation by using the hashtags #write2connect and #nwp as you explain the connections writing facilitates for you as a person, as a parent or guardian, as an educator, or as an author.

Join the Celebration

"Write to Connect" builds upon the success of last year's "What I Write" social media campaign, during which thousands of people—youth, educators, published authors—tweeted out their many reasons for writing. This year we have an ever-growing list of collaborators:

We're engouraging everyone to share their actual writing in all its forms via Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , or Instagram .

When tweeting out links to your compositions, include the hashtag #write2connect on Facebook, Google+, and Instagram posts, and as a tag for your own blog.


Participating in the National Day on Writing has become a tradition among Writing Project sites, and although the officially recognized day falls on a Sunday this year, schools are encouraged to celebrate during the week after October 20.

At the National Writing Project we believe that writing, in its many forms, is the signature means of communication in the 21st century. We envision a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world.

Resources to Get You Started


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