National Day on Writing and NaNoWriMo

National Day on Writing and NaNoWriMo

The National Day on Writing was a success! For an entire week, the College held events and students from across campus celebrated with an open mic night, a writing carnival, and an art and writing exhibit. For a complete story on #NDOW, check out the Cistern Yard’s article on CofC’s first ever celebration of the National Day on Writing!

Here are some contributions to the #whyiwrite Twitter campaign:

However, the #whyiwrite campaign is not over. For the entire month of November, #whyiwrite is hosting National Novel Writing Month. This event starts on November 1st and lasts until 11:59 November 30th.

So, what is NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is an exhilarating, creativity driven project that invites writers to challenge themselves by writing an ENTIRE novel in only one month.

The word count for the adult program is at least 50,000 words. The campaign alsooffers support and encouragement for writers during NaNoWriMo through an online community ( where writers meet one another, give and receive support, and track their progress.