Campus Writing Program participates in National Day on Writing
Representatives of Mizzou’s Campus Writing Program will be set up outside Memorial Union on Thursday, Oct. 20, giving out information, offering magnetic poetry writing and leading writing marathons about campus as part of National Day on Writing.
The National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) has established Oct. 20 as The National Day on Writing to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing people engage in and help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.
“We are excited to take part in this nationwide celebration,” said Amy Lannin, director of MU’s Campus Writing Program. “This is a great way to recognize how significant writing is in our society. It also provides a chance for us to put our program on display and showcase the great writing that we have here at MU.”
The National Day on Writing points to the importance of writing instruction and practice at every grade level, for every student and in every subject area from preschool through university. The day emphasizes the lifelong process of learning to write and composing for different audiences, purpose and occasions, and encourages Americans to write and enjoy and learn from the writing of others.
The National Day on Writing first took place in 2009 and has been officially recognized through Senate resolutions.
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.