15 February 2014

For Immediate Release:

The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) invites you to celebrate the annual Words Matter Week, March 2-8, 2014.

Celebrate Words Matter Week, March 2-8, 2014

..Words are things, and a small drop of ink,
 Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
 That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think . . . George Gordon, Lord Byron. Don Juan, Canto 3, Stanza LXXXVIII / image © Can Stock Photo Inc. / yellowj

ASHLAND, VA – It’s time once again to stamp out verbal slop and drivel. The annual Words Matter Week celebration shines a spotlight on words and their role in society. Writers, teachers, librarians, and word lovers everywhere are invited to participate.

“Words are the foundation of civilization,” says Janice Campbell, Director of NAIWE. “In every aspect of life, personal or professional, words form the basis of relationships with others. The written word preserves and transmits knowledge, evokes alternate worlds, and provides endless food for thought. Words Matter Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate words and focus on why they matter.”

The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), along with partner sponsor Excellence in Literature, is once again offering a free downloadable poster and a list of suggested activities for libraries, bookstores, churches, schools and home-schools, nursing homes, bloggers, and more.

Libraries, schools, bookstores, and others who want to celebrate the holiday will find the free downloadable poster and suggestions for activities at the Words Matter Week website, During the celebration, visitors are invited to participate in a blog challenge, and share a link to their post on the event website. Join the conversation– we value your words!

For more information, visit

Janice Campbell
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
P.O. Box 549
Ashland, VA 23005

The Mission of NAIWE

The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), founded in 2007, is a career-focused professional organization for freelance writers and editors, both commercial and literary. We seek to provide professional support and career development for members through our many benefits, including an individual NAIWE website for each member, plus access to virtual training and career-development events, inclusion in a searchable database, and a growing number of member discounts.

For More Information

Visit the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors page on Facebook for current information, and the opportunity to become a fan and attend this event.


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