A celebration of writing will take place Thursday on the Texas A&M University-Central Texas campus in Killeen.

Though the National Day on Writing is Friday, the university is sponsoring writing-related activities a day early, according to Karen Clos, interim communications and marketing specialist for Texas A&M-Central Texas.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public.

There will be four stations in the Founder’s Hall lobby and in the Warrior Hall lobby, and two in the University Writing Center in Warrior Hall.

One of the activities is “Letter to Your Future Self.” Clos said, “Students enjoyed this station last year and frequently wrote letters to themselves to be opened upon their graduation from TAMUCT.”

There will also be an opportunity for participants to write down a negative comment received about their writing and language, crumble the paper and shoot it into the trash for prizes.

Sending a postcard to family or friends — with TAMUCT postcards and postage provided — is another option.

A poetry station will give those who attend a chance to write a poem.

Those who visit all four stations will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize.

The National Day on Writing is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, and can be shared on social media with the hashtag #WhyIWrite.

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