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Welcome

Writing is an important part of life.

Writing is an important part of life. It helps us communicate and work with each other, supports our learning, and helps us remember.

The National Day on Writing® celebrates writing – and the many places, reasons and ways we write each day – as an essential component of literacy. Since 2009, our #WhyIWrite theme has encouraged thousands of people to lift their voices to the things that matter most to them.

NCTE invites you to join our 2019 National Day on Writing on [October 20] and tell us about what compels you to pick up a pen, sharpen a few pencils, dust off the chalk, find a marker that works, or tap your keyboard.

In other words, please tell us #WhyIWrite. Here’s how!