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The composition program and English department at Tennessee Tech University present the third annual Festival of Student Writing from 11:00 to 12:30 on Tuesday, April 21, in the Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor of the Roaden University Center.

The festival is free, and the public is invited.

"It's an event designed to celebrate, showcase, and teach others about students' writing and research projects from their English 1010 and 1020 courses," said Tony Baker, Director of Composition and coordinator of the festival.

The main feature of the festival is the work of participating students, mostly freshmen, who are on hand to display their projects at various booths and tables.

Rather than stacks of essays, this non-competitive event features alternative texts such as posters, exhibits, brochures, multimedia presentations, and performances.

Many student projects are collaborative efforts.

"The festival has been outstanding in its first two years, and I'm excited to see what students have developed this spring," Baker said. "Visitors to the festival can expect interesting projects, lively interaction, and some entertaining surprises. This event is a rare chance for people to just talk to students about their writing projects, without the intent to grade or otherwise evaluate."

For more information about the Festival of Student Writing, contact Tony
Baker at 372-3909 or