UT Writes 2009
|Even now, it’s not too late to participate. Visit the UT Writes site to share your writing, and share your thoughts on our Facebook page. You can also read all about it below or in The Daily Beacon, The Tennessee Journalist, and The MetroPulse.|
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 marks the first annual National Day on Writing. At the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, we will be celebrating two main ways. On campus, there will be activities on the Humanities Pedestrian Mall, in the UC (Rms. 223-4), and at the Commons in Hodges Library. Online, the UT Writes archive will open, welcoming all students, faculty, and staff to contribute. See below for details, visit us on Facebook for the latest news, and help make the National Day on Writing a day to remember at UT.
National Day on Writing activities will begin at 11am with UT Writes, a public celebration of writing located on the Humanities Pedestrian Mall and in Rooms 223-4 at the UC. Show UT how you write by coming out to write with others, whether you have lecture notes to finish, papers to grade, or emails to send. Bring your students to work on class assignments or extra-credit writing. UT Writes will run from 11am to 1pm in both locations.
Starting at noon Words@Work will take over the Commons and the 2nd floor of Hodges Library. Stop by to see displays of writing from across the disciplines. Tell the story of your tattoo. Join drop-in writing activities in the PPR, the glassed in "fishbowl" room. Add your mark to the Words@Work graffiti wall. And much, much more. Words@Work will run from noon to 5pm.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to contribute an example of their writing to utwrites.net, the first-ever digital collection of UT writing. The archive is easy to use, and all kinds of writing are welcome. Contributions may be in any language, including computer code and musical notation. Drawings, charts, and diagrams count, and so do essays, poems, letters, and both audio and video recordings. The UT Writes archive will be open for 30 days. It is accessible via both the utwrites.net mainpage and TRACE, the university's new digital repository.
Whether you are a UT student, faculty member, staff person, or fan, please contribute an example of your own writing, and encourage others to do the same.
At UT, National Day on Writing events are co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Studio, and Hodges Library. Special thanks go to Kirsten Benson, Chuck Maland, and Mary Jo Reiff. Extra special thanks to Chris Hebert. Please direct questions and comments to event co-organizers: Katy Chiles (kchiles1 at utk dot edu), Margaret Lazarus Dean (mdean4 at utk dot edu), Jenn Fishman (jfishman at utk dot edu), and Laurie Knox (lknox1 at utk dot edu).