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Lone Star College-North Harris hosts Writing Day event Apr. 12

Lone Star College-North Harris will host a Writing Day event on Wednesday, Apr. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. in the college’s Student Services Building, room 208C. This first-annual event will allow students the opportunity to read and share their writing pieces with the college community.

Writing is a process, one that involves a lot of revision and sharing. Writing Day is important because it provides students the opportunity to make the time to write, revise and get feedback from different readers.

The event came to life when a group of LSC-North Harris writing faculty were trying to think of a way to highlight their students writing talents. After some research, they found that the National Council of Teachers of Writing celebrates a National Day of Writing. This is exactly the kind of event that the group had envisioned. Expanding on the success of the national event, they wanted to add new components to help create a space where students can work on writing in process, share their writing with others and meet writing faculty, tutors and librarians.

“We all have students that are doing great work, and we think it's important that everyone gets a chance to hear about it,” said Allison Laubach Wright, assistant professor of English at LSC-North Harris. “The best thing for any student who wants to do more writing -- whether for a career or as a hobby -- is to read widely, make time to write and revise and share their work. That's the kind of spirit we're trying to bring to this event.”

For more information, contact Allison Wright at Allison.L.Wright@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

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