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College celebrates National Day on Writing

The Penn State Berks Professional Writing Program and the Writing Center will co-sponsor two events on October 20, 2011 to celebrate the National Day on Writing. There will be a "wordle" activity, in which students, faculty, and staff can create a word collage about writing on the second floor of the Perkins Student Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prizes and refreshments will be provided for participation.

In addition, students, faculty, and staff can share their original poems, short stories, and other creative texts at an “open mic” event at Tully’s from 12–1 p.m. Contact Holly Ryan, Writing Center Coordinator, at holly.ryan@psu.edu if you would like to partipate.

The National Day on Writing is a nationwide activity designed to highlight the importance of writing across disciplines.

Penn State Berks offers a baccalaureate degree in Professional Writing, designed for students who want to develop valuable communication skills. The program provides training for students who would like to pursue careers in writing.

For more information, contact Dr. Christian Weisser, Professional Writing Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of English at 610-396-6416 or via e-mail at CRW17@psu.edu or Dr. Holly Ryan, Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English, at 610-396-6333 or via e-mail at holly.ryan@psu.edu.
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