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Valentine's Day, ETFL style

English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages
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Love/Hate Reading

Valentine's Day conjures up images of candy, roses, and teddy bears. Or, if you're an ETFL member, poetry, flash fiction, love, and burning hate. 

The department offered up a double-header of pre-Valentine's day festivities this year. First the Student Engagement Committee sponsored a Love/Hate reading at the Union. Both faculty members and students read: some shared favorite pieces, others read original poems and spoken word pieces. There was far more love than hate shared. 

Afterwards, the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, sponsored their first Valentine's Day write-in, with the assistance of the Writing Center. Students and faculty spent an hour composing their own Valentine joys and horrors, and shared the end results with each other.