National Day on Writing 2020

Millersville University will celebrate the National Day on Writing on Tuesday October 20th, 2020.

The ongoing pandemic has dampened our hopes for an in-person event, however we hope that in spite of that, this celebration will instill students with an increased interest and love of writing as It has in previous years. The topic of focus this year will be ‘The Healing Power of Writing in 2020’. Given everything that has changed because of the pandemic, we believe that this year’s celebration calls for a focus on the importance of writing as a healing process that elicits comfort and peace.

This year, we will take to social media to share our own experiences with writing and quotes from our favorite writers about writing using the hashtag #WhyIWriteMU. Please see the National Day on Writing flyer link below for more information.

We will also look forward to sharing “Why I Write” feature articles written by students in Professor Joyce Anderson ENGL 327 Feature Writing and Magazine Journalism course. And for the first time, Professor Anderson’s ENGL 317 Editing for Publication class is also contributing to the National Day on Writing in the EDITORS 2020 tab. These will be posted on the National Day on Writing blog under MU Writers. For examples of past responses, follow the MU Writers link above!

questions, email Dr. Pfannenstiel at

National Day on Writing Flyer