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College celebrates National Day on Writing

The Penn State Berks Professional Writing Program and the Writing Center will co-sponsor an event on October 20, 2010 to celebrate the National Day on Writing. The event will feature a "six-word memoir" activity, in which students, faculty, and staff can write their own personal stories using exactly six words. Interested participants can visit the tables in front of Tully's Cafeteria from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Markers, note cards, and refreshments will be provided. The six-word memoirs will be displayed above the tables and later will be part of a framed collage in the Writing Center. Examples of the six-word memoir can be found at: http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/

All participants may also enter a drawing to receive small giveaway items related to writing, including portable flash drives, paperweights, leather folders, notebooks, pens, and other desk items.

Penn State Berks offers a baccalaureate degree in Professional Writing, designed for students who want to develop valuable communication skills. The program provides hands-on training for students who would like to pursue careers in writing.

For more information, contact Dr. Christian Weisser, Professional Writing Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of English at 610-396-6416 or via e-mail at CRW17@psu.edu or Dr. Holly Ryan, Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English, at 610-396-6333 or via e-mail at HLR14@psu.edu.

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