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#write2connect: The 2013 National Day on Writing

Date: October 10, 2013

Summary: How does writing today facilitate connections among ideas? People? Disciplines? The response to these questions were the focus of this year's National Day on Writing, celebrated on October 21 with a Tweetup utilizing the hashtag #write2connect. We talked with Millie Davis of the National Council of Teachers of English, Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month, and leaders from local writing project sites and discussed the genesis of #write2connect.

 

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Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month , on why writing to connect is relevant and essential:

I think connecting through writing is actually people's preference—through Facebook posts and Tweets and texts—it's really a rich time for writing. I think all of these channels, they're channels of storytelling; we're storytelling creatures, that's how we make meaning in the world. I think this is the golden age of writing because we have so many tools to write...writing in its most mundane forms is really important."

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