October 20th, 2020 is National Day on Writing, a day to explore, celebrate, and highlight how writing helps us communicate, work with each other, support 0ur learning, and remember.

The BGSU University Writing Program believes that words change worlds. To celebrate National Day on Writing, students and faculty were invited to participate in a variety of ways:

Digital Literacy Narratives

Description: 1-2 minute audio and video clips describing folx’ diverse literacy experiences. Transcripts and/or closed captioning included.

Questions explored in Digital Literacy Narratives:

  • How did you learn to write/ read? 
  • What challenges (social, racial, educational, developmental, language/learning, etc.) did you face? How did you overcome these challenges?
  • What do you write? For school? For work? For fun? Why?
  • What do you enjoy about writing? 
  • What do you find challenging about writing and how did you learn to overcome these challenges? Describe benefits of learning how to write well for your writing situation.
  • How do you use writing to enact change?

To browse through Digital Literacy Narratives, please click the below link:



We encourage LiveTweeting throughout the day on October 20th, 2020 using the hashtag #NDoW20BGSU. These Tweets will be archived on this page. Click “LiveTweet Archive” below.

2020 National Day on Writing® In Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

Join NCTE, Jacqueline Woodson, and moderator Julia E.Torres for a special conversation to celebrate the National Day on Writing on October 20, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET. This event is open to all. Membership not required. Register here:

Jacqueline Woodson is the recipient of the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and she was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. 

Thank you for your support for National Day on Writing 2020! 

-UWP Admin Team