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Writing Festival offers interactive booth fun

By Kelly Freeman
Photo Editor  

The English, Theatre, and Language department and the Composition Program will present UNCP’s second Festival of Writing April 18.

The festival gives students the opportunity to talk to student writers about their work and how to improve their own writing.

Student booths It will have booths featuring English classes who have submitted their prose and poetry, along with The Pine Needle, the campus newspaper; Aurochs, the campus literary magazine; Revisions, exemplary class  writings; The Indianhead, the student yearbook;  and Professional Profiles, a student produced feature magazine. Students will be displaying their work.

Students involved in the booths will be there to show how they have incorporated the arts and other visual media into their writing. Composition Program

Dr. Kim Gunter, director of the Composition Program says, “For the students who participate they both get to show off their writing and realize that writing works in the ‘real world’ has a direct effect on its audience.

The reactions of the festival-goers to students’ prose quickly proves that.” What is really beneficial about this Festival, says junior Garrett Adams is, “Students can become exposed to all different kinds and styles of writing; this is something they can learn from and take it with them as they go into different classes that require writing.”

“Other student participants already know that creative writing course that demanded they submit their prose or poetry,” Dr. Gunter says, “so those students’ writing really serves to expand our ideas of what academic writing is.

“For students who simply attend the festival, they have opportunity to learn so much about writing products and writing process across the disciplines.

Last year, we had well over 400 attendees, so we’re hoping for another big turn-out this year.” Gunter said.

For more information contact Dr. Gunter at

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