National Day on Writing

When: October 20, 2021 9:00am to 2:00pm
National Day on Writing flyer

Oct. 20 marks the annual celebration of writing. Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Day on Writing brings awareness to the power of writing in our personal, professional and civic lives. For educators, It’s a day to amplify the exceptional role writing instruction plays in student development at every grade level. 

At the University of Arizona, you can join us in celebrating! On Wednesday Oct. 20, stop by our on campus event co-sponsored by the Writing & Learning Project in OIA, the Writing Program, the Writing Center, and the Office of General Education. We will have a #WhyIWrite activities on the campus mall in front of the Main Library and near ILC stairs (see campus map).

Join us and tell us why you write. #WhyIWrite #UAwrites

This event was made possible through the support of several campus partners:

Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) 

Office of General Education 

THINK TANK Writing Center 

Foundations Writing Program 

Wildcat Writers 

Audience: UA Community
Audience size: Small (1-50)


Link to map

Campus: Main Campus


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Contact info & links


Aimee Mapes OIA, Writing Program,

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Aimee Mapes