Students Make Their Mark for the National Day on Writing

Writing WallA large poster full of Bible passages, thought-provoking quotes, and expressions of school spirit hung beside the entrance to the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library on October 20, showcasing the creative minds and unique ideas of the Trinity community.

“Make Your Mark” was part of the National Day on Writing, an initiative started by the National Council of Teachers of English to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing people engage in each day and to make writers aware of their individual gifts. The College’s English department invited everyone on campus to participate.

“Students were encouraged to write anything they wanted,” said Dr. Karen Dieleman, assistant professor of English. “A question, an offering, a meditation, a joke, a drawing—anything to ‘speak into the community that we are.’”

The English department was pleased to see strong participation and support for the event as groups of students gathered around the wall throughout the day to read and share their original writing.