Morehead Writing Project

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National Days On Writing

The Morehead Writing Project will join forces with Morehead State University’s Camden-Carroll Library, Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Center for Regional Engagement, and Tutoring and Learning Center to offer Eastern Kentucky educators and students the opportunity to join events marking the fifth annual National Day On Writing sponsored by the National Writing Project and National Council of Teachers of English

The Morehead celebration will span five days and kick off on Sunday, Oct. 20, with a writing prompt available through social media and on the campus of Morehead State University. The National Council of Teachers of English will host a Twitter chat (#nctechat) at 8 p.m. ET as part of the national celebration.

Monday will feature another writing prompt available through social media and on campus (those who share their writing in the Camden-Carroll Library Commons will be eligible to win daily door prizes and if they wear their sticker down to Coffeetree Books they may get another prize). The national conversation on Twitter will focus on writing to connect and use the hashtag #write2connect.

The Morehead activities to celebrate writing will continue through Thursday when the Morehead Writing Project brings more than 200 regional teens to campus for a Teen Writers Day Out writing marathon and invites MSU students, faculty, and staff to join in as their schedule allows.

Writers and teachers of writers throughout the region are invited to use our prompts for their own writing as well as to lead student writing activities. Older students should be urged to share their work via social media (use #NDOW and #WEKY hashtags on Twitter and Google+ or post directly on our Facebook event page) but teachers can also share collections of their student works with MWP so we can publish this work as part of our 2013 National Day On Writing archive.

Please let us know if your class or school is participating in the National Day On Writing in 2013. We hope everyone in Eastern Kentucky will join us for five days of writing celebrations. We want to make sure everyone knows about Writing Eastern Kentucky!

More information:

Daily writing discussion topics:

  • Sunday, Oct. 20 – #DayOnWriting What does writing mean to you?
  • Monday, Oct. 21 – #Write2Connect How do you use writing to make connections?
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 – #WhyIWrite Why do you write?
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – #WhatIWrite What do you write?
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – #WEKY Celebrate writing in Eastern Kentucky!

Daily creative writing prompts:

Remember to use the #WEKY hashtag so your writing becomes part of our 2023 #NDOW archive!

Area writers are encouraged to visit Coffeetree Books during our National Days On Writing celebration. 

  • Write (old school on a typewrite) on the Graffiti Wall at CoffeeTree Books (and there might be a prize in it for you!)
  • Attend World Book night selection announcement part (Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Afternoon with Local Writers including Louisville author Will Lavender (author of Obedience and Dominance) on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

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