Writing Beyond Writing

If the Balinese have a day for celebrating knowledge, why shouldn't we?

World Endangered Writing Day is literally an outgrowth or extension of the ideas in Writing Beyond Writing.

Tim Brookes, its author, writes: “David Crystal was kind enough to act as a reader for WBW, and at the point in the book where I observe that that Balinese have a day set aside every year for the veneration of knowledge, wisdom, and books, and that we in the West have nothing like such a day of celebration, he wrote in the margin, ‘You should invent one.’”

“That launched our quest to create a day that recognizes and celebrates traditional forms of writing and the people who are working to maintain or revive them—and in doing so, are bringing writing itself back to life.”

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