Why Write?

Take a look at this year’s fantastic promo film! We asked writers to share with us the reasons why they write – their motivations, hopes and what it means to them. We received some fantastic responses and now we want to share these with you!

‘Write to express and explore and communicate your emotions’ – Sai Murray

Featuring: Juno Dawson, Imaru Lewis, Ross Raisin, Chloe Holland, Sai Murray, Rose Saliba, Daniel Ingram-Brown, Jasmine Cooray, Chris Redmond, Caleb Parkin, Lee Harrison, Irene Lofthouse, Jon Seagrave, Louise Wallwein and Vicky Foster.

Everyone has a story to tell – what’s yours?


Take Part

Feel inspired to get writing? You can…

We’ve got posters, plans and more to help you get started.

Download FREE resources


Show Us Your Stuff!

Share your writing with us, or show off pictures from your activities and events.  We love hearing your National Writing Day Stories!

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Get Involved







So many amazing events are popping up right across the UK! Keep an eye on the latest listings.

Find an event


Can’t Find an Event Near You? 
Why not plan your own writing get together and register your event on our website.







Photo credit: Adrian Pope at National Writing Day event with Michael Rosen at The British Library.