Each year, the Department of Humanities at Lubbock Christian University teams up with the University Writing Center, MarCom, Dining Services, and the Chapel Planning Team to host the Annual Writing Carnival.
This event features one of five rotating annual themes:
The event kicks off with the showing of one of the film versions of the theme work, followed by a 24-Hour Reading Marathon that goes from the end of Chapel on the day before the actual carnival until the end of Chapel the following day, the end of which marks the start of the actual Writing Carnival. Chapel on each of those days feature talks by Dr. Kenneth Hawley, a professor in the Department of Humanities, speaking on spiritual applications from the work that is the theme for that year's event.
The Carnival itself features tons of Carnival-style food, including roasted corn on the cob, turkey legs, sausage wraps and churros. There are booths with trivia contests, and numerous writing exercises and contest, such as the 6-Word Story contest, and a caption contest; and staff and faculty even dress up for the event.
The 2018 Writing Carnival events, from September 17-18, will be themed after The Princess Bride.