National Writing Day

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

On Oct. 20, FMU and other colleges nationwide celebrated National Writing Day by displaying their work outside of the Writing Center and Founders Hall.

In celebration of National Writing Day, FMU students were given the opportunity to post their own writings and see more detailed writings on display that showed more lengthy works from aspiring writers.

Students did not have to be skilled writers to contribute; anyone could post a piece if he or she wished. Students could choose to write six-word memoirs or two-sentence spooky stories.

Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Jennifer Kunka, displayed a spooky story of her own.

Her story read: “This weekend I nished two papers, wrote my lab report, and nished my Spanish homework. Wait…omg… WHERE IS MY FLASH DRIVE!!!”

She said her two sentence spooky story was inspired by students who have come to her in shock over not having their ash drives handy.

Sophomore pre- pharmacy major Marcedes Smith said she used to write short stories in middle school and has always been a passionate writer. Smith also contributed her writing outside of the Writing Center.

Smith’s story read: “He had a cold, distant stare. I yelled for everyone to run, but for me, it was too late.”

For anyone who is a writer at heart and wants to be part of the celebration online, go to Twitter and search the hashtag #whyIwrite to see tweets from other aspiring writers and the different reasons why people write in their daily lives.

The U.S. Senate passed resolutions on Oct. 20, 2009, that would of cially make this day National Writing Day. It was designed to be a day where people re ect on their own writings and the works of others. It expresses the need and importance for people to write in their daily lives.