The UT Arlington English Writing Center will celebrate the written word Monday, Oct. 20, with several activities on campus and online.
The National Day on Writing, created by the National Council of Teachers of English, focuses on “the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help[s] writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives,” according to the event’s website. The UTA events are sponsored by the Writing Center, UTA Library, the Department of English and the First-Year Writing Program.
Tracey-Lynn Clough, director of the UTA Writing Center, said activities are open to students, faculty and the general public. Participants may visit the group’s tent outside the Central Library between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and create an eight-word story in response to the prompt “I am UTA because…” Stories will be added to a gallery wall.
The Writing Center is also hosting a week-long online campaign that allows students, faculty, and other UT Arlington community members to post their stories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uta.writeon or on Twitter using #UTADNA, #UTAWriteOn, #UTALibrary, #UTAFYW, and #writemycommunity. Clough said she hopes the stories will spread the word about the great work happening in our community.
For more information, visit the Writing Center’s website or social media sites.