The proclamation reads:
Whereas, the Missouri Writers' Guild was established for the purpose of supporting writers in all possible ways; and
Whereas, the Guild is comprised of published writers and college-level writing students from across the state; and
Whereas, Missouri is the home of many contributors to the field of journalism;
Whereas, the citizens of the state of Missouri join together with the Missouri Writers' Guild for the purpose of honoring all those, past, present and future, who participate in the profession of writing.
Now therefore, I, Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby proclaim April 3-9, 2011, to be
MISSOURI WRITERS WEEK
and encourage citizens to full enjoy the rich opportunities for writing, appreciation and learning available throughout this week.
Writers, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and all those whose lives are touched by the writing profession within Missouri, please consider this your call to action and plan to use this week for opportunities to highlight the many contributions and accomplishments of our writers. April is also National Poetry Month, so there should be numerous opportunities for literary voices to be heard.
We'll wrap up the week with the Just Write! Conference and the "Show-Me Showcase" Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 9th.