Annual Writing Carnival

Annual Writing Carnival

Join us for the 2019 Writing Carnival on September 16-17, themed after Pride and Prejudice!

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 Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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 Writing Carnival itself. Chapel on each of those days features 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 delicious 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 students, staff, and faculty even dress up for the event.

Students getting food at the Writing Carnival