National Day on Writing

Celebrate the National Day on Writing with the UWC!

October 20, 2020 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Writing is a crucial component of our lives, allowing us to communicate, record, persuade, entertain, etc. Every year, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) promotes and celebrates the National Day on Writing on October 20th. For the University Writing Center (UWC) at Texas A&M University–Central Texas, the National Day on Writing is our Super Bowl!

Join the UWC—digitally—in celebrating the National Day on Writing this year on Tuesday, October 20th from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There are four digital booths where you can complete various entertaining writing activities, generating writing to be shared with everyone across campus. Even better, if you complete all four activities, you can be entered into a raffle in order to win an A&M–Central Texas water bottle (3rd prize), an A&M–Central Texas hoodie (2nd prize), or our grand prize—a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card (redeemable at the A&M–Central Texas bookstore)!

Everyone writes for a variety of reasons and purposes. Share you writing, and let the world know why you write! #WhyIWrite

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr. Bruce Bowles at

Digital Booths

Two Periods to a Jump Scare!
Composing a Two-Sentence Horror Story

  • Channel your inner Stephen King by trying to be as scary as possible in two sentences. The scariest story wins a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

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Being Ernest Hemingway!
Creating a Six-Word Poem

  • Have you ever wanted to compose just like a legendary writer? Take advantage of your opportunity to create a poem in the style of Ernest Hemingway!

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I’m Bringing Writing Back!
#WhyIWrite Selfie

  • Narcissism can be put to great use—snap a selfie to show #WhyIWrite and help bring writing back!

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May the Best Meme or Photo Caption Win!
Writing for (Digital) Laughter

  • On the Internet, everyone thinks they are a comedian. Show you are the best by competing to create the funniest meme or photo caption—the winner takes home a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

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