Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE to those of us in the know) has declared October 20, 2009 as "National Writing Day" in recognition of "the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and [to] help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft."
To help celebrate National Writing Day, the NCTE (the National Council of Teachers of English, 'natch) is inviting "students, teachers, parents, grandparents, service and industrial workers, managers, business owners, legislators, retirees" - virtually anyone and everyone who would like to participate to submit a writing sample to the "National Gallery of Writing." Go to this page on NCTE's website and follow the instructions for submitting your own piece. The National Writing Gallery is a "digital archive of samples that exhibit how and why Americans are writing every day" and will be accessible through a free, searchable website.
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