National Writing Project

#WhyIWrite: A Celebration for the National Day on Writing

Date: October 12, 2017

Summary: Listen to our celebration of the National Day on Writing as we talk with Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg, teacher and author of The Author's Apprentice about why they write, and why you should too.


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Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month:

To boil it down, I think I really write to understand the mysteries of the human soul and the mysteries of our world. I write to connect to other people and to connect to myself. I really don't know how to understand the world without writing and reading."

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