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UW-Eau Claire’s Annual
English Festival Set for May 3-8

 MAILED:  May 3, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 9th annual English Festival will feature student and faculty speakers, student panel discussions and musical performances.

The fest, titled “Textallica: Ride the Writing,” begins today, May 3, and continues through Saturday, May 8.

As one of the country’s largest student-run annual language arts festivals, UW-Eau Claire’s English Festival dedicates itself to actively pursuing, presenting and appreciating all areas of language arts, including interdisciplinary and cultural studies.

Ron Marz, best known for co-creating the new Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner and DC comics, will give the festival’s keynote address at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Hibbard Penthouse in Hibbard Hall.

Another festival highlight will be a discussion with visiting author Elizabeth Brown Guillory, who teaches African, Caribbean and African-American literature and American drama at the University of Houston. She has had 10 plays produced throughout the United States, serves as faculty adviser to The Houston Suitcase Theater, and has had three books published. Her presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Hibbard Penthouse in Hibbard Hall.

UW-Eau Claire alumni will gather Saturday night for a NOTA alumni reading. UW-Eau Claire graduates will read from their published books. Among those reading will be Mike Perry, Frank Smoot and Jayne Blodgett. The alumni event will run from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

A complete schedule of English Festival events can be found on the Web.


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Updated: May 3, 2004