The National Day on Writing (NDOW) will be celebrated on October 20, 2011. Now in its third year, the NDOW provides an occasion to remind ourselves and our publics about the power of writing in all its forms.
This year, NWP will partner with the New York Times Learning Network and the youth-focused online writing space Figment to engage a wide range of professional writers in answering the question "Why I Write?" See, as a tickler, noted science journlist Timothy Ferris on why he writes. Stay tuned for full details.
In the meantime, for ideas about how to you might celebrate NDOW at home, check out this article about site celebrations last year. And if you have plans underway, add them in the comments below.