National Day on Writing: October 20

By Tom Johnson, October 13, 2009 11:26 AM

Medieval_writing_deskU.S. Senate Resolution 310 declares October 20 to be the National Day on Writing. Among the whereases included in the resolution are these:

… people in the 21st century are writing more than ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes…the social nature of writing invites people of every age, profession, and walk of life to create meaning through composing…more and more people in every occupation deem writing as essential and influential in their work…writers continue to learn how to write for different purposes, audiences, and occasions throughout their lifetimes…

On October 20, the National Gallery of Writing will be unveiled. The gallery is a searchable collection of all kinds of writing from all kinds of people. Schools can set up their own sub-sites within the gallery to feature student writing.

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