The work of young writers from the University of Central Florida will be celebrated at the Knights Write Showcase, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.

Hosted by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, the showcase is an opportunity for the UCF community to view the exceptional work of students from the First-Year Writing Program.

The event will include a panel of faculty members from across the university that will discuss their personal experiences with writing. Other panels will allow students to present their research on thought-provoking literacy and language issues.

UCF President John C. Hitt and Executive Vice President and Provost Tony Waldrop will present the Hitt Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing to a student who had the best article published last year in Stylus, the department’s peer-reviewed journal. The student that receives the honor will be awarded a $450 book scholarship.

Launched in 2010, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric provides writing opportunities across campus to support a strong foundation for first-year writing students.

The department also offers writing-related assistance, training, and research opportunities to students and faculty from all disciplines. That assistance has been offered through the writing-across-the-curriculum program called Knights Write, as well as through the University Writing Center and First-Year Composition Program.