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Current Promotional Materials

Current Schedule of Events

When? October 16, 2009 (Friday) to October 23, 2009 (Friday)

What? October 20, 2009 is the National Day on Writing. We’d like to celebrate writing here in Commerce, Texas, with an entire week of events.

Where? across campus and throughout the community!


Resolution in 60 Seconds

We have a moment here! October 20th is the National Day on Writing [flier]. Why the Commerce Week on Writing? Commerce can’t be contained! We need at least a week! Why writing? Because writing matters, now more than ever.

Writing about life in Commerce, Texas, on this campus, in this time

Writing over time

Writing with video, sound, images, alphabetic texts

Writing on the canvas, in computer code, in other langages

Writing for pleasure, for art, for profit, for work, for preservation, as preservation

Writing in community, for community, in performance, as performance, in collaboration, in faith, for faith

Writing as discovery

Writing that’s creative, meaningful, powerful, beautiful

All writing. All writers. We are all writers in some form or another (songwriters, email writers, script writers, bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers, poets, artists, and every other kind of writer you an imagine). We’d love to celebrate that diversity with a whole host of activities celebrating Commerce and all its fabulousness!

Who is a Writer? What Writers Tell Us

Texas A&M-Commerce

How will you celebrate?

Here’s what some others are doing for the Commerce Week on Writing.

What will you do? Set something up and spread the word!

Some suggestions/resources for you:

Step I: Set something up (presentations, displays, interactive activities, workshops, interviews, or a million other possibilities)

Step II: Generate a flier, a blur, and/or other promotional materials.

Step II: Tell us about it! Post the info to the Commerce Week on Writing blog so we can participate in one another’s events

Step III: Post to the campus and community calendars

Step IV: Share information about the event with KETR and the East Texan and campus marketing (Ashley_Johnson@tamu-commerce.edu or Director of Marketing Randy Jolly at Randy_Jolly@tamu-commerce.edu)

Ideas for celebrating, from NCTE [general, classroom] and the National Writing Project. Check out the “Idea Generator” athttps://convergingliteraciescenter.wordpress.com/idea-generator/


DETAILS ABOUT THE PLANNING MEETING WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON, with press release to come out 9/21 or 9/22. Check back soon!

October 20, 2009 is the National Day on Writing. We’d like to celebrate writing here in Commerce, Texas, with an entire week of events.

The Commerce Week on Writing is October 16-October 23.

Are you interested in organizing an event? If you are, here are a few resources for you:

The National Council for Teachers of English offers a number of resources and ideas for celebrating writing. Take a look at what others are doing across the country, at all levels and in a variety of disciplines. Even the community and business sector are involved. MANY more available at the “Planning” tab above.

Interested in participating in one of these events?

Check back often for a listing of the events. CLiC isn’t organizing all of the events but we are committed to making everyone aware of all the exciting things happing on this campus and throughout the surrounding community. We’ll try to make our calendar as complete as possible, especially if hte various organizations involved will help by sharing news and announcements with us here!

Join us as we celebrate writing here in Commerce, Texas!


4 thoughts on “about

  1. I would love to participate, but I work full time in Garland and cannot get tocampus until about 4:00. Can I get notes of the planning meetings or participate in some other way?


    Ferne Farkas
    Doctoral Student

  2. Absolutely! We’ll post those here, but do follow up with me if you would so we can talk about how to get the word out to the schools and get you and your smart students involved.

    Thanks for your interest!

  3. Notes from planning meeting will be available soon. Also, Heath Dollar of Garland ISD attended the meeting and has some extensive notes and great ideas. Would be MARVELOUS to get some involvement around your area. Makes good sense given that Texas A&M-Commerce has such a vibrant series of programs there (with enthusiastic and smart teachers like you and Heath!)

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