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National Day on Writing Comes to Arkansas Schools

Publication: Carroll County News
Date: November 13, 2012

Summary: Dawn Anderson, a teacher-consultant of the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project, and Ashton Villines hosted a National Day on Writing Write Around in Green Forest, Arkansas, on October 19. High school students and teachers alike participated by creating a "remarkable variety of writing."


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Anderson attended the Northwest Arkansas National Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute during summer 2011, where she learned more about the importance of writing in all walks of life for herself and her students.

"When I learned about the National Day on Writing, I just knew I had to get my students involved," Anderson said. "The school truly supported their endeavors and helped to make this first celebration a success. I am hoping we will continue this tradition in future years."

The National Day on Writing was established in 2009 by a Senate resolution to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.

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