The plans for 2013's National Day on Writing celebration are underway! Please contact Julianne Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or would like to get involved!
2013's event will take place on Thursday, October 17th . Daytime activities will be from 10:30-2:00 in the Social Science Building rotunda. The evening reading and reception will be held at 6:00 outside the University Center for Excellence in Writing in General Classroom Building South, GS 215.
The 2012 recognition of the National Day on Writing was a great success and some really fun activities took place on the Traditions Plaza outside of the bookstore!
Some of the activities included:
Madlibs -- some really creative versions of songs, Shakespeare and Harry Potter excerpts, and "personal ads" were made!
6 word stories -- Some samples: "Still lost on road less traveled;" "I love my girlfriend...and bacon;" "Met online; love before first sight"
Newspaper "blackout" poetry (words are crossed out of newspaper articles to make up a new story): "Two are now against a group and causes confusion." "Two people buried like a pancake authorities said, screaming suddenly 'Oh my God! The whole place shook' in another collapse."
Apples to Apples personality quiz
Special thanks to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Department of English, the University Center for Excellence in Writing, and the student volunteers from
Coastlines magazine, the English Club, the English Graduate Student Society, and everyone who stopped by for some fun!