Tuesday, October 20, 2009
You read that correctly - The National Council of Teachers of English ("NCTE") has declared October 20, 2009 as "National Day of Writing" 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 this special day, the NCTE has invited "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.
I am the scholarship dude.