UNM's second annual Celebration of Student Writing features the writing and art installations of 700 first-year students on Thursday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Building ballrooms. This event connects students, student representatives, faculty, UNM administrators and the public interested in building civic literacy and community at UNM and local schools.

Event sponsors include the Office of the Dean of Students, Writing Across Communities and the Department of English Language and Literature.

The Celebration of Student Writing is not a science fair or contest, so students are not entering submissions to be judged. Instead, classes create submissions that provide visual representations of the work they are completing in English 101 and 102 classes.

The purpose of the Celebration of Student Writing is threefold:

  1. To publicly showcase to other students, academic faculty, and university administration the work of English 101 and 102 students,

  2. To foster student engagement and help build community between the university and first-year students, and

  3. To help give first-year students voice and agency at the university.

The Celebration of Student Writing planning committee consists of graduate teaching assistants engaged in research and facilitation of civic literacy through first-year student writing.

Contact: Genesea Carter, genesea@unm.edu