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Published: Fri Apr 6, 2012


Students at Tennessee Tech University will get to show off their writing at the 10th annual Festival of Student Writing from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19, in the RUC multipurpose room.

The festival features alternative texts, rather than stacks of essays, including posters, exhibits, brochures, multimedia presentations and performances. Most of the featured writers are freshmen.

“We expect a wide range of interesting projects, lively interaction and some entertaining surprises – a real carnival of ideas,” said Tony Baker, TTU director of composition and festival coordinator. “This event is a rare chance for students just to talk to people on campus about their writing projects and ideas.”

Students in the festival, which is free and open to the public, are enrolled in either English 1010 or 1020 courses, TTU’s introductory composition classes.

“It’s a thrill to see what students have been working on and how they design their festival texts,” Baker said. “It’s just great fun.”