Elon campus celebrates National Day on Writing with Multiple Events

Faculty, students and staff celebrate the National Day on Writing with multiple events at Elon and Greensboro locations.

Law School Writing Boot Camp underway.
Organizations, offices, and programs across campus hosted events and activities on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to celebrate the National Day on Writing.

All events were sponsored by the Center for Writing Excellence. The purpose of the National Day on Writing (NDoW), sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is to highlight the significance of writing in our national life, draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and help people from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives. 

Hundreds of events occur all over the world to celebrate NDoW each year. And Elon participates big! The following campus events attracted approximately 125 participants:

  • Curriculum Resource Center, “Research Drop-in Workshop”
  • Student Professional Development Center, “Resume and Cover Letter” drop-in session
  • The CREDE, “Who am I” writing workshop
  • Live Oak Communications, “Life in 140 Characters (or less)” writing session
  • National and International Fellowships Office, “Fellowship Application Write-In” at The Oak House
  • Downtown Maker Hub, “Bookbinding- Create a Personal Journal” workshop
  • Curriculum Resource Center, “Blackout Poems and Snail Mail,” writing session
  • Elon School of Law, “LawAll Writing Bootcamp”
  • and the Center for Writing Excellence, “Writing Center Word Cookies” cookie decorating in the library

President Connie Ledoux Book stopped by the “Writing Center Word Cookies” event to meet students and decorate a cookie. Dr. Book tweeted the event, acknowledging the power of writing in our lives.

Participants who attended more than one event were entered into a drawing to win a gift card. The winner was Nicole Bergen, program assistant in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.