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October 2019

Write Out: Discovering Stories Twitter Chat

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join the conversation by simply going to Twitter and using the hashtag #WriteOut. Guided questions will focus on surfacing untold stories.

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Reading Landscapes: Writing Nature in the 21st Century 2019

October 20
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

Weir Farms National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Weir Farm National Historic Site (NHS) and Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield are hosting an autumn workshop where local educators can come to Weir Farm NHS to explore a variety of instructional strategies for 21st century, outdoor learning. Teachers will spend time at Weir Farms as both learners and instructors alongside secondary age students, with the option of bringing students from their own classrooms. The workshop facilitators, including the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, and Weir Farm are committed to tailoring this outdoor communal…

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Ohio Writing Project | Time to Write

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150 United States
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Join OWP teachers on Oct 20 to celebrate the National Day on Writing @cincynature. Sign up for communication about this and all our upcoming events. http://bit.ly/OWPevents 

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BGSU National Day on Writing Celebration

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wood County District Public Library, 251 N Main Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402 United States
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Celebrate National Day on Writing with the Wood County Library and BGSU! On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Wood County District Public Library and students from the Foundations for Teaching Writing class at BGSU will offer activities to inspire writers of all ages at a National Day on Writing celebration held at the library (251 N. Main, BG) from noon until 2 pm. The event will feature a number of activity stations where visitors can participate in a live action Mad…

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#TeachWrite Virtual Workshop

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maxine Smith Steam Academy, 750 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
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Join with teacher-writers from around the country for a virtual writing workshop to celebrate the NCTE National Day on Writing! We will meet via Zoom on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Central time to write, connect, and write some more. There will be writing activities, as well as time for you to work on your own writing. Bring your favorite notebook & pens (or laptop) and get ready to write. This event is sponsored by the #TeachWrite…

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Celebrate the National Day on Writing with a Writing Marathon

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory St Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01105 United States
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The Springfield Armory and WMWP are co-hosting a free Writing Marathon for teachers inside its museum for the National Day on Writing on Sunday, October 20, from 1-3 p.m. The event is part of the national Write Out initiative, which is part of a larger collaboration between the National Writing Project and the National Park Service. Write Out is a two-week series of activities and ideas around place-based learning, with the hope of connecting more educators and their students to public spaces -- including, but…

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Wandering and Writing at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CVNP Octagon Shelter, 801 Truxell Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States
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Come enjoy the CVNP and celebrate writing by creating "What am I?" riddles, personalizing commit strips, fashioning a "leaf" poem, or starting a nature journal. A booklet of ideas and pencils provided at no charge. https://writeout.nwp.org/  #writeout

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Reading Landscapes: Writing Nature in the 21st Century 2019

October 21
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

Weir Farms National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
+ Google Map
Connecticut Writing Project flyer

Weir Farm National Historic Site (NHS) and Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield are hosting an autumn workshop where local educators can come to Weir Farm NHS to explore a variety of instructional strategies for 21st century, outdoor learning. Teachers will spend time at Weir Farms as both learners and instructors alongside secondary age students, with the option of bringing students from their own classrooms. The workshop facilitators, including the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, and Weir Farm are committed to tailoring this outdoor communal…

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Writing + Linguistics @ Georgia Southern

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shearouse Plaza, 11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419 United States
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We'll be celebrating the National Day on Writing on October 21 from noon to 2 p.m. on the Armstrong Campus (Shearouse Plaza) and we'd love it if you joined us. Don't miss out on performances by Julia Michelle, Jive English, and members of Savannah's own Spitfire Poetry Group!

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November 2019

National Novel Writing Month

November 1 - November 30
Maxine Smith Steam Academy, 750 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November. Why do it? For 30 crazy, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to…

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