Starting Fall’19 the WRITE Way!

During the Fall Semester of 2019, the Kean University Writing Project participated in the National Day on Writing!

“Writing is an important part of life. It helps us communicate and work with each other, supports our learning, and helps us remember.

The National Day on Writing® celebrates writing—and the many places, reasons, and ways we write each day—as an essential component of literacy. Since 2009, #WhyIWrite has encouraged thousands of people to lift their voices to the things that matter most to them.

NCTE invites you to join our 2019 National Day on Writing on October 20 and tell us about what compels you to pick up a pen, sharpen a few pencils, dust off the chalk, find a marker that works, or tap your keyboard.” – https://whyiwrite.us/

KUWP participated in this national event on both a university and elementary level. Partnering with students from Kean University and Forest Street Community School, we were able to create three different art installments to celebrate the National Day On Writing. The themes for this year’s writing were #whyIwrite #whereIamfrom. These public participated art pieces were directed and curated by KUWP’s current Graduate Assistant, Patricia Dennis. Below are the pictures of all the art pieces created from each group!

Kean University: #whyIwrite #whereIamfrom

These two pieces are located in the KUWP office in the CAS building, room 314!

Public Art Mural
Title: Cosmetology of a Writer
Year: 2019
Medium: Acrylic Paint on Paper
Inspiration: National Day on Writing Celebration
Public Art Mural
Title: Night Dreams
Year: 2019
Medium: Acrylic Paint on Paper
Inspiration: National Day on Writing Celebration

Forest Street Community School

Forest Street Community School focused on theme of #whereIamfrom, creating a tree with poems of leave describing where they are from; this piece is located at the school. All students who participated in this project received a gift from KUWP and Kean Relations! You can also checkout our Instagram page for more pictures and videos! Please follow us @kean_wp.

Public Art Mural
Title: Where I am From Tree
Year: 2019
Medium: Acrylic Paint on multi canvases
Inspiration: National Day on Writing Celebration

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