Did you know that, here in the United States, there is a National Day on Writing? I didn’t either until I received an invite from the local library to participate in their month long festivities. The celebration will include displays of books written by local authors, a meet-and-greet and a book signing event!
Back in 2009, the National Council of Teachers of English, established October 20th as the National Day on Writing.
The purposes of this day were to:
1 – Highlight the remarkable variety of writing we engage in everyday
2 – Provide a collection for research on whether writing today has risen to new highs or sunk to new lows
3 – Help us help others to write better.
So, the Westland Public Library has offered several local, published authors to submit a book of their choosing which will be placed in a display case for the entire month of October. On Saturday, October 17th, there is a meet-and greet as well as a book signing where the authors are welcome to sell their books.
I chose to submit my book, Perspective, it’s all about replacing one thought with another. This is a book of poetry, prose and photographs of mine, which were all chosen to help one shift their perspective should they so desire. And I have arranged to share a table with another local author (whose book will be on display as well) for the book signing.
This is so exciting and I look forward to being able to share my book, learn about other local authors and say that I have one of my books in a library!