NDSU has planned an array of events to celebrate the annual National Day on Writing on Friday, Oct. 19. One of the activities, open to the general public, is called an "Exquisite Corpse." From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have a Facebook page and have liked the NDSU Facebook page are encouraged to compose a story together.
Every hour, a new story starter will appear on the NDSU Facebook page. Individuals are encouraged to move the hourly stories along by adding to them.
Contributors are asked to read the starter and the comments that follow and add what would make an amusing or interesting addition to the story. Any Facebookers who have liked the NDSU Facebook page can add a sentence or two to the story, said Brandi Fuglsby, English lecturer. The goal is to make people aware of the National Day on Writing.
Organized by the National Council of Teachers of English, National Day on Writing is designed to draw attention to the variety of writing and traditionally has been declared a national observance by the U.S. Senate.
The NDSU celebration is supported by the Center for Writers, the Department of English, NDSU Libraries, Student Government and Office of the Provost. For more information on the day's events, visit www.ndsu.edu/cfwriters/ndow.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.