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NWP Radio — Writing at the Center: The National Day on Writing

Date: October 14, 2010

Summary: Local sites discuss plans for this year's National Day on Writing and guests share how they hold onto the fundamental experience of writing in the midst of their teaching and scholarship about writing.


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It's been a long time coming, but we are planning a flash mob to take place on the National Day on Writing on the campus of Michigan State University. Basically a flash mob is a sort of spontaneous gathering of people who get together and do something absurd in some sort of public place....

Additionally, most flash mobs nowadays are filmed, and put up on YouTube ... which made me think about what sort of product we're creating and how we participate collaboratively to create products.... I thought this could serve as a really elaborate writing prompt.

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