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The department of English and the composition program at Tennessee Tech University present the annual Festival of Student Writing from 11 a.m. to noon April 22 in Roaden University Center.

“The event’s primary goal is to celebrate and showcase students’ writing and research projects from their English 1010 and 1020 courses,” said English professor Tony Baker, festival founder and coordinator.

The festival features the work of Tennessee Tech students and is free and open to the public.

Rather than stacks of double-spaced essays with one-inch margins, this non-competitive event features several hundred alternative texts written by students. Texts include posters, exhibits, brochures, multimedia presentations and performances. Many represent collaborative efforts.

“It’s exciting each year to see what students and instructors have been working on in their various composition classes,” Baker said. “There’s always such a range of interesting projects, lively interactions and some entertaining surprises. It’s a kind of writing carnival.”

“This event is a rare chance for students just to talk to people on campus about their writing projects and ideas,” said Baker.

The event takes place on the second-floor RUC multipurpose room. The RUC is at 1000 N. Dixie Ave.