National Writing Project


Why I Write: 2015 National Day on Writing

What, how, and why do you write?

October 20, 2015

The National Writing Project, NCTE, The New York Times Learning Network, and the Teaching Channel 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. This year we are asking people in our community to share their writing life with us. Post your writing during the National Day on Writing Tweet-Up on October 20 with the hashtag #whyiwrite.


#WhyIWrite: Exploring Writing Habits of Mind—Join the National Day on Writing #nctechat on Twitter on Sunday, October 18, 5:00 p.m. PDT/8:00 p.m. EDT.




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