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LCU holds 24 hour reading marathon, writing carnival

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock Christian University celebrates writing and all its many forms at Wednesday's Writing Carnival.

The kick-off for the Carnival was a 24-hour reading marathon, which started at 11:30 Tuesday morning, and wrapped up Wednesday at 11:30 at the McDonald Moody Auditorium. Participants read the Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, aloud. Volunteers from across campus including faculty, staff and students took turns reading.

The Writing Carnival, part of the University's push to incorporate writing in more in more classes, was sponsored by the University Writing Center, the Department of Humanities, and Student Affairs.

"We're hoping that we will encourage our students to see writing as something that's fun and easy to do. They don't have to be intimidated by it. We hope they'll have a great time today that will build community and unity on our campus, and students will take these forms of creative writing back to their classes," said Assistant Professor Jana Anderson.

In keeping with the carnival experience, attendees were entertained by juggling and magic performances by two LCU students.

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