National Day on Writing 2019

Lowry Mall - Near Student Success Center

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The National Day on Writing (NDOW) was established by the National Council of Teachers of English nine years ago to celebrate writing and literacy. Follow the national conversation on the #WhyIWrite hashtag.

Join us for a fun day to celebrate writing at Mizzou!

FREE activities include Writing Marathons, Pizza for a Poem, Language Origins Game, and you can participate in a Mizzou Collaborative Story. Plus a chance to win 1 of 4 MU Bookstore Gift Cards!


Ways you can participate online:

  • Share your poetry – write a haiku, sonnet, blank verse or any poem format and share with us online at the hashtags below.
  • Why I Write:  Write a short piece  about one (or more) of the following and tag Campus Writing Program (see below) and use #whyIwrite and #mizzoumade when you post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
    • Tell us “Why You Write”.
    • A six word Mizzou memoir or a #mizzoumade short memoir.
    • A story about a writing experience you remember from your time at Mizzou.
Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter (@mizzouCWP), Facebook (mucampuswritingprogram) and Instagram (mizzoucampuswriting) to be entered for a chance to win 1 of 4 gift cards!


Co-sponsored by MU Department of English Composition Program, MU Learning Center and MU Campus Writing Program