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Renee Rhodes, Editor

Sep. 13, 2013

Inconceivable! The Writing Carnival is next week!

2012 writing carnival
Students participate in the 2012 Writing Carnival on the LCU campus.

The fourth annual Writing Carnival on the campus of Lubbock Christian University will take place next week, Monday-Wednesday, September 16th-18th. In the past, the carnival has featured The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter in each respective year. This year will celebrate The Princess Bride.

Very few people who have seen the infamous comedy film realize that it is based on a book. The book, written by William Goldman, is actually a big joke. He feigns abridging a greater (nonexistent) work by S. Morgenstern and inserts his own commentary throughout the actual plot.

This year will have three days of events. Monday will feature the movie version of the story in the evening, preceded by a brief costume contest at 8:30pm. Tuesday, after chapel, begins the reading of the novel on the steps of the McDonald Moody Auditorium. The reading will last 24 hours and students are invited to camp out on the Mall area to hear the entire novel. Once the reading concludes, after chapel on Wednesday, the carnival officially begins. There will be food of the fair variety, booths presenting various writing challenges, and many a costume. The carnival lasts from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Join the English department for the Writing Carnival, but keep an eye out for the Dread Pirate Roberts, the six-fingered man, and the not-so-fictional R.O.U.S.'s.

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