NDSU schedules National Day on Writing events

NDSU has scheduled a series of events on Sunday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Oct. 21, to celebrate the National Day on Writing.

The annual event, organized by the National Council of Teachers of English, is designed to “draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in.” The U.S. Senate has traditionally declared the day a national observance.

The celebration at NDSU is supported by the Center for Writers, the Department of English, NDSU Libraries, the Office of the Provost and the Red River Valley Writing Project.

Activities include:

Sunday, Oct. 20
2 p.m. – 4 p.m., “Exploring the Connection between Art and Writing,” Plains Art Museum
The Red River Valley Writing Project, in collaboration with the Plains Art Museum, will offer a youth writing and art activity. For more information, contact Andrea Noonan of the Red River Valley Writing Project atanoonan@west-fargo.k12.nd.us.

Monday, Oct. 21
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., “Exquisite Corpse,” NDSU Facebook Page
The Department of English will sponsor an “Exquisite Corpse,” a form of writing that allows multiple writers to compose together playfully in sequence. Every hour a new story starter will appear on the NDSU Facebook page. All students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to move the hourly stories along by adding to them. Read the starter and the comments that follow and add what would make an amusing or interesting addition to the story. To participate, go to www.facebook.com/ndsu.fargo. For more information, contact Emily Wicktor, assistant professor of English, atemily.wicktor@ndsu.edu.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., “Making Your Work Open Access,” Memorial Union Meadow room
Learn how Open Access can increase readership of your research. The presentation will go over the basics of Open Access and discuss the role NDSU’s Institutional Repository can play in making your work accessible. Brought to you by the NDSU Libraries. For more information, contact Megan Browndorf, social sciences librarian, at margaret.browndorf@ndsu.edu.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., “Resources for Writers,” Memorial Union lobby
The Center for Writers will staff a table in the lobby of the Memorial Union. The campus community will be able to learn about the services offered by the center and to have fun with word games and writing activities. For more information, contact Mary Pull, director of the Center for Writers, atmary.pull@ndsu.edu.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m., “Workplace Writing,” Memorial Union Prairie Rose room
The Center for Writers welcomes Mary Stenson, director of volunteer services/partners and guest services, Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, as she discusses writing in the workplace. Find out how you’ll use writing in a future profession and what works in writing from a practical perspective. To register, go to www.ndsu.edu/cfwriters/workshops. For more information, contact Karen Peirce, associate director of the Center for Writers, atkaren.peirce@ndsu.edu.

More information about the National Day on Writing is available atwww.ncte.org/dayonwriting.

NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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