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Published: Fri Apr 3, 2009

The composition program and Department of English and Communications at Tennessee Tech University present the seventh annual Festival of Student Writing from 11:00 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the Roaden University Center. The festival is free, and the public is invited.

"This event celebrates, showcases, and teaches 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 primary 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 several hundred students' alternative texts, including posters, exhibits, brochures, multimedia presentations, and performances. Many texts represent collaborative efforts.

"I'm always excited to see what students have been working on," Baker said. "Visitors to the festival can expect interesting projects, lively interaction, and some entertaining surprises-a real carnival of ideas, engaging and chaotic. This is a rare chance for students to just talk to people about their writing projects and ideas. It's loads of fun."

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