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National Day on Writing Events

Novelists, playwrights, poets, and writers--rejoice. On Thursday, Oct. 8, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring Oct. 20 as the National Day on Writing. In recognition, the Composition and Professional Writing Programs at Berks will host a two-day celebration of writing on campus.

On Monday, Oct. 19 from 1-2:30 p.m., attendees can create postcards about their writing experiences, modeled on the Post-Secret Project (postsecret.blogspot.com/), in the Perkins Student Center MPR. While the Post-Secret Project asks writers to divulge any secret, this event asks participants to share something about writing on a postcard, either anonymously or not, in order to create a display about our campus writers and their writing. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate. Art supplies will be provided.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m., postcards will be displayed in the Art Gallery in conjunction with an open reading. The Berks community is invited to read and enjoy short creative works in the Freyberger Art Gallery. Hear the talents of our students, faculty, and staff, and consider reading a short piece yourself.

National Day of Writing events are free and refreshments will be provided, but donations will be accepted for a literacy program in Kenya.
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