Tuesday, October 23, 2012

National Day of Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The second floor of Hodges library was abuzz Monday, Oct. 22, with the sounds of clicking typewriters and English professors prompting students to “write on the floor.” The excitement spurred off of the English department and Hodges Library staff celebrating the fourth annual National Day on Writing.
Has the Classroom Typewriter Project spawned an imitator? Well, at least for a day...
Volunteers from both the library staff and the English department spent the morning, and early afternoon, encouraging passerbys to “write on the floor,” check out a variety of student publications, write postcards and to try out two vintage typewriters.

1 comment:

Richard P said...

Very cool.

My persnickety persona kicks in, though, when I see cringeworthy phrases such as "spurred off of" and ignorant claims like "the sixties, before electric typewriters were even invented.” Oh well!