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Share your love of writing with WVU and the Nation!

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has declared October 20, 2009, the first National Day on Writing to celebrate writing and show how integral it is to all our lives. In honor of the day, The Department of English within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has asked the SOJ’s participation in celebrating our common love of writing!

WHO? Everyone! We encourage everyone with any connection to WVU to submit a piece of writing. We welcome WVU students, teachers, parents, staff, alumni, and retirees; area business owners and neighborhood residents; state legislators; WVU fans; and many more!

WHAT? Every kind of writing! Whether it’s a memo, a story, a video montage, a poster or brochure, a school assignment, a personal letter or e‐mail, a business plan, an audio file, or a photo, everyone writes and everyone has something important to share.

HOW & WHERE? Upload your writing to the WVU Gallery Online at You can contribute any type of writing that matters to you. We want to hear from as many people as possible so that we can celebrate writing at WVU in all its forms.

WHEN? October 12 , 2009, is the deadline. The “Celebrate Writing at WVU” gallery within the National Gallery of Writing is open NOW for submissions. This WVU Gallery will become visible to everyone on October 20, 2009, the National Day on Writing.

WHY? We know that writing matters at WVU. The National Council of Teachers of English wants to recognize that writing, in its many forms, has become daily practice for millions of Americans. Let’s show the nation the rich and varied ways we communicate. Let’s celebrate writing at WVU!

Learn more about the National Day on Writing at