Get in the act of writing at the library


On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Wood County District Public Library and students from the Foundations for Teaching Writing class at BGSU will offer activities to inspire writers of all ages at a National Day on Writing celebration held at the library (251 N. Main, BG) from noon until 2 pm.

The event will feature a number of activity stations where visitors can participate in a live action Mad Libs game, rainbow writing, magnetic poetry, and blackout poetry created by coloring out words on a printed page, as well as other activities.

“Writing is important to everyone,” said Dr. Heather Jordan, the class instructor, “and this celebration will help people remember how much fun writing can be. The students were very excited about the opportunity and wanted to have innovative activities to include writers of all ages and stages.”

BGSU students will lead the activities as part of their service learning initiative. “Engaging with the community in authentic environments in such an important component of their educational experience that the students get really excited about,” said Jordan.

“We are really looking forward to a day devoted to nurturing writers, said Michele Raine, Assistant Director at WCDPL. “Without writers, where would we get the next great book?”

This year is the 10th anniversary of the National Day on Writing and participants can stay connected to all the activities at #WhyIWrite.