Carnegie Mellon University
March 14, 2016

English Department to Host Panel on Storytelling at Spring Carnival

English Department to Host Panel on Storytelling at Spring Carnival

The Department of English will host its inaugural Carnegie Mellon University Spring Carnival event, a panel discussion titled “Telling Stories with the Department of English.” The panel, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Thursday April 14 in the Baker Hall Lawn Area (next to The Mall).

English department faculty, students and local storytellers will participate in a panel discussion on the art of storytelling—something scholars have described as a key aspect of our experience as human beings. Panelists include Professor and Head Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, English Professor Peggy Knapp, Three Rivers Storytelling Festival Producer Kate McConnell, Festival Co-Producer and President of local storytelling guild, StorySwap, Mike Kennelly; and Haley Bryant, a senior double majoring in human-computer interaction and professional writing.

"Carnival is one of Carnegie Mellon University's quintessential traditions and we are excited to be a part of this year's schedule of events,” said Ritivoi.

Spring Carnival will take place April 14-17 with a schedule of 100+ events including a buggy showcase, comedy show, social hour and more. This year’s theme is “Game Night.”

Light refreshments will be served and free English department t-shirts will be available at “Telling Stories with the Department of English.” Rain location for the event will be in Baker Hall’s Shadow Lounge (A-60G). Registration is required.

RSVP here.

By Amanda King