GSU Student Featured Blog Post: English Department Celebrates National Day on Writing!

GSU’s English Department Celebrates National Day on Writing!

by Brittny Byrom

This Friday (Oct. 13th), the Georgia State University English Department will kick-start our celebration of National Day on Writing (NDoW). NDoW is a United States Senate-approved annual celebration of literacy in all forms that takes place on October 20th.

The English Department will host a celebration on Wednesday, October 18th in the Library Plaza from 10am-2pm full of festivities! Many of the undergraduate and graduate groups within the department are hard at work putting together booths with games and treats that center on the theme of #WhyIWrite.

Featured Tables:

Come by and create your own bookmarks with The Writing Studio, or record your literacy narrative with the DALN!  Play Slang Word/New Word Connection Game hosted by New Voices, try your hand at the Free Form Writing Contest by Underground, or purchase a book from the Annual Book Sale hosted by the GEA!

New this year, the GEA and The Writing Studio are kick-starting the #WhyIWrite celebrations on Friday, October 13th at 3pm-5pm in 25 Park Place Room #2411 with a flash fiction challenge, called “Spooky Stories.” The audience members secretly vote for their favorite tale!

National Day of Writing Launch Party

Spooky Stories NDoW Event


Author Information:

Brittny M. Byrom is a former Administrative Assistant at the Rialto Center for the Arts developing their social media platforms. Currently, Brittny works as a LDS Graduate Teaching Assistant, a Writing Studio tutor, and a Video Coordinator for Write On GSU. Brittny’s research focuses on developing course units engaging the intersection of composition, compassion, and critical thinking. When not found on campus, she enjoys browsing bookstores, watching scary movies, and hiking with friends.

Call for Digital Praxis Posters, CCCC 2018 – Due Sept. 15

Proposals are being accepted for 2018 Digital Praxis Posters presentation at CCCC in Kansas City, Missouri. The Digital Praxis Posters provide a space at CCCC for scholars and practitioners from across our field to share and discuss their innovative work with digital technologies. The DPP sessions invite a variety of work ranging from experimentation with new digital tools to the methodologies shaping research using these tools. This session is a well-attended event at the conference and highlights interactivity between presenters and the audience. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are invited in the following categories:

  1. Demonstration of digital tool
  2. Digital pedagogy assignment
  3. Research on or using digital tools
  4. Digital facets of community and advocacy
  5. Creative digital projects
  6. Languaging, laboring, and transforming digital spaces

Participation in the poster session does NOT count as your one presentation at CCCC. Technology including power, projection, screens, tables, and poster stands will be provided in the presentation space. Interested participants (individual or team), should fill out the form at this address: The deadline to submit a proposal is September 15, 2017. Any issues regarding submission or submitting the form online should be directed to Proposal information may also be sent via email if the Google form does not work.

PCA/ACA National Conference CFP – Due October 1st, 2017

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gaillet:

Graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) 2018 National Conference to be held March 28 – March 31, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2017.

Details are available at, and a CFP is available below.