Tomorrow is the National Day on Writing

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 is the National Day on Writing! Started by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Day on Writing seeks to celebrate the significance of writing in our everyday lives. As stated on their website, the National Day on Writing will:

  • celebrate the foundational place of writing in Americans’ personal, professional, and civic lives.
  • point to the importance of writing instruction and practice at every grade level, for every student and in every subject area from preschool through university.
  • emphasize the lifelong process of learning to write and composing for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  • recognize the scope and range of writing done by the American people and others.
  • honor the use of the full range of media for composing.
  • encourage Americans to write and enjoy and learn from the writing of others.  

The University Center for Writing-based Learning seeks to bring the national celebration of writing to DePaul’s campus with several events throughout the day. Because the National Day on Writing coincides with Human Dignity Week, the Writing Center is acknowledging and celebrating both with writing events that focus on identity and self-expression through writing.  

MAE and MAWP students should pay particular attention to the Roger Graves reading at 6pm titled “From Belles Lettres to Rhetorical Genre Studies: Writing Studies and Rhetoric in Canada 1900-2000.” Professor Graves and his wife Professor Heather Graves were both professors in the English Department at DePaul before relocating to Canada around 2005. We welcome Professor Graves back to the campus and look forward to his talk.

Read about all of the events, hosted by the University Center for Writing-based Learning, below:

11-5 DePaul Center Student Union
Scrabble Tournament
Challenge Writing Center Tutors and Writing Fellows to a game of Scrabble, or help the Lincoln Park Office battle the Loop Office in a cross-campus, electronic Scrabble game!

Gallery of Writers Poster Making
Who are DePaul Writers, and What Do They Write? Come let us know and create a poster that promotes YOU as a writer!

If you contribute a poster to our Gallery of Writers, you will receive a free “I Write with Pride.” t-shirt.

4-6 DePaul Center 8002
Multicultural Poetry Reading
The University Center for Writing-Based Learning invites you to come to a multilingual poetry reading. Share your original work in any language, or read one of your favorite poems.

11-5 Lincoln Park Student Center Atrium
Human Dignity Celebration & Gallery of Writers Poster Making
Come share how writing helps you express your views and identity, and add your thoughts to how writing helps achieve social justice.

If you contribute a poster to our Gallery of Writers, you will receive a free “I Write with Pride.” t-shirt.

12-5 McGaw Hall Atrium
Scrabble Tournament
Challenge Writing Center Tutors and Writing Fellows to a game of Scrabble, or help the Lincoln Park Office battle the Loop Office in a cross-campus, electronic Scrabble game!

5-7 Student Center, Room 120
Making Connections: Careers in Communication & Writing
Panelists from several experience levels will guide those who wish to pursue a career in journalism, creative/technical writing, public relations, organizational communication, and/or media studies.

6:00 Schmitt Academic Center 254
Guest Speaker Series
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse invites guest speaker Roger Graves for the Rhetoric and Writing Across Borders series. His talk is titled “From Belles Lettres to Rhetorical Genre Studies: Writing Studies and Rhetoric in Canada 1900-2000”

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