National Writing Day is an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire people across the UK to get writing. Our message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power.

On 26th June 2019, we will aim to inspire creative writing on a grand scale—young people are more inclined to write creatively if they see adults around them doing so and writing can benefit people of all ages. We welcome participation from any individual or group, regardless of age, gender, and cultural or economic backgrounds. Our aim is to promote all forms of writing and encourage communities to join in via a programme of public, educational and online activities.

National Writing Day is led by First Story, a national literacy charity dedicated to changing lives through writing, and supported by fifty-five Official Partners and numerous other associate organisations. It is made possible with support from Arts Council England and Old Possums Practical Trust.

Join in by writing your own original piece on the day using some of our creative resources, attending an event hosted by one of our partners or sharing your own work on social media using #nationalwritingday.