On Monday, Oct. 21, the Penn State Brandywine Writing Studio, in coordination with the English Department and student literary magazine, Penn In Hand, will host activities about writing in the Main Building and Vairo Library. There will be poster displays and students can play word games with tutors, write on writers' blocks and get tips on writing. Students are encouraged to speak with former English majors and hear how writing has affected their lives, connect with professors and learn how a bachelor of arts degree in English with its emphasis on writing and literature can help graduates land the jobs they want.
Students should also try their hands at competitive writing. Submit a 300 to 600-word essay or flash fiction piece and enter the campus contest. (Submit pieces in person at the tables in Vairo or Main on October 21.) The winner will be eligible for publication in Penn In Hand, and, if accepted, will be eligible for awards.
Students are also being asked to tweet about the ways they use writing to make connections using the hashtags #write2connect and #Brandywinewrites. The National Day on Writing is promoted by the National Council of Teachers of English.