Today Is ‘National Day on Writing’

By Maryann Yin Comment

Today is the third annual celebration of National Day on Writing. To celebrate, the National Writing Project is hosting the “Why I Write” project.

Follow this link to learn more about all the activities. Writers and readers can participate by submitting essays on, watching The New York Times learning center interviews, or reading blog posts at the Edutopia community.

Here’s more from the release: “The ‘Why I Write’ project aims to create a national discussion about the importance of writing by collecting essays from people, interviewing authors, collecting student essays and spreading the word throughout the country as one way to celebrate the National Day on Writing this week. On the National Day on Writing, people will tweet why they write with the hashtag #whyiwrite—with the goal of creating a trending topic on Twitter—and also post their musings about why they write on Facebook.”