The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is inviting people around the nation to explore the everyday art of writing by participating in the National Day on Writing on October 20. The day will be celebrated in small communities and large cities around the country. It will also be celebrated online.
The NCTE is hosting a live webcast today (October 20) between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT. The live event will highlight local celebrations and compositions from the National Gallery of Writing. A wide range of authors and writers will be featured during the webcast. Audio and video presentations will also be made available.
Share Your Writing or Start a Gallery
Writers of all levels are encouraged to contribute their work to the National Gallery of Writing. Work may include stories, poems, blog posts, recipes, emails, artwork, audio or video. Almost any writing composition is welcome providing it does not include pornographic material, gratuitous violence or hateful threats. This video demonstration explains how you can contribute a piece of writing to the National Gallery of Writing.
The NCTE is also encouraging individuals and groups, such as classrooms, businesses and non-profit organizations, to start their own local gallery within the National Gallery of Writing. Each local gallery must have a curator who will review the work that is submitted to the local gallery prior to publication. This video demonstration explains how you can start a local gallery.
Although October 20 is officially the National Day on Writing, it's not the only day that you can participate in this special event. The National Gallery will continue to accept submissions through June 1, 2010. They will also keep the gallery open to readers through June 30, 2010.