The Knights Write Showcase provides a chance for students and faculty from across campus to get a glimpse of the exciting work currently going on in our First-Year Writing Program. Activities include student displays, student panels, a faculty panel, and the Stylus Awards Ceremony.

Stylus Awards

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric publishes Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing to provide a forum for the exemplary writing and research produced by students enrolled in the university’s first-year composition courses.

Bringing together work from across a program of some 4,000 students, Stylus celebrates writing that demonstrates an inquiring mind, compelling prose, and original thought.

John C. Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

Awarded yearly as part of the Stylus Awards ceremony, the John C. Hitt Prize recognizes the talent and hard work of one student published in either of the preceding winter or spring issues. This $500 award includes a $250 book scholarship provided by the President.

Hitt Prize info and past winners