Why I Write: In October 2020, the Writing Center and WAC celebrated the National Day on Writing, an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English, with the Writing Center’s annual Why I Write event. This year, Lewis students and faculty shared a bit about what compels them to write. You can view part of this year’s event below.

Fall 2019 Semester

In celebration of the National Day on Writing, the Lewis Writing Center schedules a week of events with a different writing-themed activity planned for each day.

Letters to Service Members: Members of the Lewis community participate in writing letters to service members to show their appreciation. In Fall 2019, we, in collaboration with the Office of Veterans Affairs, began collecting donations for Operation Care Package.

Writing Center Staff and student workers from the Office of Veterans Affairs collect donations and assist students as they make postcards.

Cards for Kids: Students, faculty, and staff create cards for hospitalized children and help brighten up these children’s day. In addition to cards, members of the Lewis community were able to make monetary donations to purchase coloring books and colored pencils, which were donated to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center for their young patients.

Journal Scavenger Hunt: Students search the campus for hidden journals in a scavenger hunt.

Why I Write: The Writing Center hosts “Why I Write,” an event where students, staff, and faculty share their writing inspiration as well as read original work and favorite pieces of writing.

Spring 2017 Semester

The Writing Center hosts an annual “This I Believe” event during which members from the Lewis community gather to share short essays that illustrate their strongly held beliefs.

“This I Believe” Presenters 2017

To read more about the history of this event or to read the works shared by past presenters, please visit our “This I Believe” Archive at /writingcenter/archives.htm/

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