Students in the writing and rhetoric department's First-Year Writing Program will be able to showcase their work at the fifth annual Knights Write Showcase on Wednesday.

The showcase is "a celebration of the exceptional work that's being produced in our First-Year writing classes," said Adele Richardson, adviser and instructor in the writing and rhetoric department.

The showcase will consist of poster displays, visual displays done in ENC 1101 and 1102 courses, student and faculty panels and a ceremony for the President John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing, given out to those who have been published in the winter and spring editions of Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing.

Winners of the President John C. Hitt Prize are awarded $500, which includes a $250 scholarship.

The event is held in the Pegasus Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a student panel on "Fanfiction and Popular Culture." Other panel topics include, "Researching Writing in the University," "Student Scholarship in the Spotlight: Selections from Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing" and "The Writing Lives of UCF Faculty."

Panel topics are chosen when professors have asked students who they felt has produced high-quality work to submit their essays to the showcase committee. Once all essays are chosen, the topics are created based on similarity of select essays.

The agenda for the event can be found on the showcase's website:


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