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Professor inducted into East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame

In a career that’s included honors ranging from the Order of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia and multiple inclusions in The Best American Poems, Dr. Richard Jackson, UT National Alumni Association Distinguished Service Professor of English, has another one to add to his list. He was among five area writers recently inducted into the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame by Friends of Literacy.

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English majors attend literary conference

By Iris Mahan, University Relations Intern English writing seniors traveled to Chicago on March 1st to join 10,000 other writers at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Students were accompanied by English faculty including Sybil Baker, who was on hand to promote her forthcoming novel, Into This World, and Dr. Rick Jackson, recipient of the 2009 AWP George Garret National Award for Teaching and Arts Advocacy,

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University to celebrate National Letter Writing Day

In the age of e-mail, text messages, and social media, handwritten letters are quickly becoming a dying art. In celebration of letter writing, the UTC Department of English and the Chattanooga Council of Teachers of English will host the Second Annual UTC Day on Letter Writing on Thursday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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UTC celebrates the art of letter writing

Though news reports are lamenting the dying art of the handwritten letter, UTC faculty and staff continue to preserve the tradition. In honor of 2nd annual National Day on Writing, students and faculty celebrated the art of letter writing. The National Day on Writing is sponsored by the National Council of English Teachers and is meant to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and

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