October 13, 2011

Boulder County Campus Celebrates National Day on Writing Oct. 20

Front Range Community College-Boulder County Campus students, faculty, and staff plan to write, write, and write some more during “Ten at Ten” on Oct. 20, the National Day on Writing.

“Ten at Ten” is 10 minutes of writing at 10 a.m. Everyone on campus will be encouraged to write – on a computer, on stationery, on paper.

The National Day on Writing was established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to celebrate writing in all forms and demonstrate how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives.

The Arts and Letters Department and the student Writing Club are organizing the observation of the National Day of Writing. The Writing Club also will present its Working Writers Series, with writers reading their stories and poems, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Brewing Market, 1520 S. Hover Road, Longmont.

Campus participants will join thousands of writers across the country to display their work within the NCTE’s online National Gallery of Writing. FRCC Gallery curators Mary Lee Geary and Kathy Mennen invite submissions of poems, short stories, essays, articles, video, audio, blogs, and artwork.

You can submit work here.

The National Gallery of Writing will accept the following file types: .doc, .docx, .txt , .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .eps, .mp3, or .wma. The maximum file size for uploading is 10MB. Contributors also will be able to link to videos and Web-based text by providing the URL.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a retired soccer referee and newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.