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.