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Writing and Linguistics offers a slice of pizza for a piece of your mind

Georgia Southern University’s Department of Writing and Linguistics will hold its Pizza for Prose event on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on campus at the amphitheater near the Newton Building. The annual event is held in conjunction with the National Day on Writing and offers a slice of pizza to participants who submit a brief writing. There is also an online component for those who cannot attend in person.

“This is an exciting opportunity for students – and faculty – to express themselves outside of the classroom setting,” said Emma Bolden, assistant professor in the Department of Writing in Linguistics who is helping to coordinate the event. “The online component offers participants the change to write in a different format and for a larger audience.

“Plus, there’s free pizza, which is always a good thing!”

Pizza for Prose is open to all University students and employees. During the event, participants can write on a topic of their choice or use one of the available writing prompts. Anyone who is unable to attend the event can still participate by using the hashtag #GSUWrites on Twitter on Oct. 17-19.

Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Day on Writing seeks to expand writing application while bringing to light the importance of written communication. Celebration participants are encouraged to used a variety of media for composition, including pen and paper, social media and text messaging.

More information on the National Day on Writing can be found through the Department of Writing and Linguistics or at ncte.org/dayonwriting, and Bolden can be contacted at emmabolden@georgiasouthern.edu for information on Pizza for Prose.  Those interested are also encouraged to visit the Gallery of Writing at galleryofwriting.org to view archives from National Day on Writing events.

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