Attend English Festival
English Festival at UW-Eau Claire is one of the largest student-run language arts festivals in the country. Participants can attend paper presentations by students from English and other disciplines on scholarly topics and research; attend presentations and readings by noted local authors and scholars from across the country; relax to the music of local bands; learn about the latest trends in literature from gaming to text message novels; and even watch
Members of UW-Eau Claire and of the community are welcome to attend English Festival. Visit the Schedule page for an example of the week's events, and check back closer to the festival for an updated list.
Present on a Panel
A typical English Fest panel is a group of 3-6 students sharing their research and knowledge (usually in the form of a paper) on a similar topic or theme to an audience.
While we do not accept individual paper presentations, we encourage students to form a panel or project to present. English Fest is a venue where students can present their scholarly works and receive feedback from interested peers and professors. Presentation experience is invaluable! It looks great on a resume and offers practice for getting up in front of people.
If you are interested in presenting at English Festival, please consult the documents to the right. When all is said and done, you will need:
- 3-6 students with individual papers that, when combined,
form a coherent theme
- a faculty sponsor
- one completed group application
- one completed individual application for each group member
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the English Festival Student Organization
Students are welcome to join English Festival organization! Meetings are already underway, but you are more than welcome to join. Contact Cathy Rex (email@example.com) for information.
Fall English Festival participants are responsible for doing preliminary fundraising, planning, and organizing for English Festival, held in the spring. Fall students will also participate in some community events, including working with the Chippewa Valley Book Fair, contacting community partners, and doing outreach with various community groups.
Festival participants that join in the spring are responsible for planning and executing the week-long Festival.
Students have the option of participating in the Festival for course credit, service learning credit, or as a volunteer activity. For more information, view this spring's syllabus.
Documents & Forms
This Year's Theme
Landscape of Language
Drawing on the ideas of our diverse offerings this year, language has the power to transcend boundaries and take us on an adventure. It narrates
our past, present, and future while teaching us about ourselves.