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Reception to Showcase Work of High School Students at EIU English Studies Summer Camp


A public reception will showcase the work of 55 high school students who are participating in Eastern Illinois University’s inaugural English Studies Summer Camp from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30, in the Tarble Arts Center Atrium.

Educators, students, and community members are welcome to attend.

The Showcase Reception will feature live performances, creative readings, poster presentations and digital work displays as the campers show off the work they have completed during their week at EIU.  Course sessions the campers are attending include Frankenstein 2.0, Shakespeare: Then and Now, The Walking Dead and Literary History, Book Publishing, Reading Images, Science Fiction, Spoken Word,  Reel Images, The Lyric Essay, and Writing About Media and Popular Culture.

The campers represent 34 high schools across the state. Local campers hail from Charleston High School, Mattoon High School, Neoga High School, Paris Cooperative High School, Taylorville Community High School and Teutopolis High School.  They are each enrolled in a morning and afternoon session where they are being mentored by expert faculty from EIU and guest instructors.

For Information concerning the Showcase Reception or the English Studies Summer Camp, contact camp director Melissa Ames at, visit the camp website, or call the Department of English at 217-581-2428.



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