National Day on Writing – #WhyIWrite

Every year the National Council of Teachers of English sponsors “National Day on Writing” with a theme that encourages us to think about the importance of writing to our lives. This year the theme of the NDoW is “Why I Write,” and English classes, writing centers, and many other groups are sharing their thoughts with the world through events and programming as well as through the Twitter and Facebook hashtag #WhyIWrite. Here at the WFU Writing Center, we asked some of our tutors to share the reasons why they write in the short video below. We also designed trading cards with famous authors describing why they write (or wrote), so keep an eye out on campus for those (or ask a friendly tutor for one)!

Writer trading cards feature: Joan Didion, Lord Byron, Octavia E. Butler, Anaïs Nin, Gao Xingjian, Louise Erdrich, Flannery O’Connor, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Zadie Smith, Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Richard Wright, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gish Jen, and Don DeLillo.

Writer Trading Cards

Happy National Day on Writing!

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