National Day on Writing

The Lowcountry Writing Project will join the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Writing Project to celebrate the National Day on Writing with writing activities for students in August and September, with a public reading for students and teachers on October 19th to kick off similar readings in schools across the Lowcountry on October 20th. We will read; we will write; we will join together in celebration of the act of writing. Students in area schools will "Celebrate the Lowcountry through Writing," and submit their work to the National Gallery of Writing. At the reading on October 19th, selected students and teachers will share their work alongside professional writers. At a Writing Marathon, a follow-up activity for teachers on Octo er 24th, teachers will tour Charleston and write, led by a local writer or teacher. The goal is to have students and teachers experience Charleston in a whole new way -- through the words they write and the words they share with others. We will publish the writing to share with all. How can you get involved? Download an information packet or email to request a hard copy. The packet includes examples of writing assignments for each grade level, as well as information on how to submit pieces to the National Gallery of Writing, how to submit pieces for the October 19th celebration, and the how to take part in October 24th Writing Marathon events.

Download an Information Packet (pdf 303KB)