The Celebration of Student Writing

On April 20, 2018, English students met in the Miller Education Building to share projects created for a wide variety of English classes and subjects in an event called The Celebration of Student Writing. Officially, the event lasted from 1 to 4 pm, but set-up began hours before that time, largely conducted by a group of dedicated graduate students, teachers, and underclassmen.

But the real story of the event was the presentation of students’ works, scores of students’ works, only a small handful of whom are represented here for each had a story to tell about the creation of their projects or the purpose of their research.

The event wasn’t all poster-boards nor long talks with engaged and excited students, however; The Celebration of Student Writing also hosted the General Education and Upper Division writing awards ceremony, as well as some non-textual and group projects such as this quilt:


Plan on joining student researchers, writers, and makers again in 2019 for this growing exhibition of English students’ accomplishments!

Photography by Blair Bandy


Blair Bandy is a senior at MTSU studying Photography and Business. On her personal website, she notes, “It’s hard to say where my love for photography sparked from. It’s like it’s always been there. However, I’m striving everyday to improve and learn more about myself and my work.”


“This series is an ongoing project involving my 92-year-old grandmother. She never fails to amaze me with her positivity and strength. She raised 5 children by herself and worked full time her entire life. I strive to be as strong as she is as I get older.”


To experience more of Blair’s work, visit her WordPress or VCSO sites, or find her on instagram!