About the Festival

The Out Loud! Festival is an annual event held to celebrate all the hard work that students do in their Advanced English Courses at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Advanced English I and II are a demanding course sequence in which students hone their critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills through the complex and creative analysis of literatures in English.

The Department of English has hosted five Out Loud! Festivals, featuring the academic and creative projects of students enrolled in the Advanced English courses. All of the exhibited works and performances grow out of classroom assignments. Over 100 students participate in these events each year and more than 500 hundred members of the UPRM community attend this event annually. A gallery exhibition of drawings, paintings, three-dimensional works, short films, and other digital media as well as creative writing and academic essays is open throughout the day. A series of music and dance performances is presented in the evening.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the faculty coordinator: Dr. Ricia Chansky at ricia.chansky@upr.edu.

Visit our website at: http://outloudfestival.blogspot.com/