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National Day on Writing Festivities at Arkansas State

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Ann Kenda, Arkansas Public Media

The celebration of the National Day of Writing at Arkansas State University will span this week with different activities on campus.  The public is invited to participate in the activities.  I talked to Dr. Kristi Costello, Tabitha Simpson-Farrow and Kerri Bennett about what the National Day of Writing is, how the celebration at A-State has evolved, and how the Writing Center on campus helps students.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves started the interview by talking with Kerri Bennett.  She is an instructor of English Composition and oversees the student publication of The Tributary.  Bennett tells about the recognition of the National Day on Writing.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.