Today, on the National Day of Writing (October 20th), the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Writing Project unveiled the National Gallery of Writing to the public. The National Gallery of Writing is a virtual space—a website—where people who perhaps have never thought of themselves as writers—mothers, bus drivers, fathers, veterans, nurses, firefighters, sanitation workers, stockbrokers—select and post writing that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format—from word processing to photography, audio/video recording to text messages—and all types of writing—from letters to lists, memoirs to memos.
Celebrate the National Day on Writing by writing, encouraging others to write, and posting to the National Gallery of Writing. You can contribute to the section of the gallery devoted to the Lowcountry Writing Project as well as read the published work of others from the Lowcountry, about the Lowcountry.
The National Gallery of Writing is now accepting submissions and will continue to accept writing through June 1, 2010. The National Gallery on Writingwill remain open for submissions/viewing/reading through June 30, 2010. The Gallery will provide a lively reading experience and an opportunity for writers to share their craft and find a broad and diverse audience. And, all writers can find useful tips and guidelines from the National Council of Teachers of English website.
You can follow the Lowcountry Writing Project's efforts to promote the National Day on Writing in the news at:
* The Moultrie News
* The Post and Courier in an interview with a poet from the Citadel.
* The National Writing Project website published an article that included discussion of the Lowcountry Writing Project events.