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Last Event: Thursday Oct. 17 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

National Day on Writing at ASU

Writing programs in the Department of English will host ASU's celebration of the National Day on Writing on Oct. 17 outside of the Memorial Union (between the library and the Memorial Union; you won't be able to miss us!) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

We will have activities and giveaways for participants. We encourage everyone (instructors, students, campus visitors) to drop by. Stop by for cool stickers, even cooler pins and share with us why you write!

Below are some of the event highlights and activities we have planned:

  • Pins and stickers to give away
  • Sidewalk chalk for sharing #whyIwrite
  • Photo Booth for sharing #whyIwrite
  • Giant notepad for a collaborative “never-ending” story

Check out #whyiwrite for more and follow @asuwritingprograms and #ndowasu19 for updates.

About the National Day on Writing

The National Day on Writing (NDoW) is an initiative created by the National Council of Teachers of English to bring visibility, attention, and celebration to the myriad acts of writing that our students (and the rest of us) do everyday.

The initiative stresses the idea that writing — in its many forms — occupies an important role in how we learn, work, remember, and communicate. And, ultimately, the NDoW is a time to acknowledge that writing gives voice to who we are and the ideas that are important to us. The NDoW is positive and meaningful way for students to share their experiences about writing. Furthermore, the NDoW gets writing "out there," engages our students in meta-thinking about writing, and shows that we value our students' work and ideas.

Image of pins and buttons w/ a writing theme / Photo by Eric Brown

Cady Mall, outside Memorial Union

For More Information Contact:

Eric Brown
Department of English