April 22, Torian Room, 7-9 p.m.
The Sewanee Festival of Speaking & Listening showcases student speakers from across the university engaging topics of political, legal, social, scientific, cultural, professional, and rhetorical significance. Held each Easter semester, the festival features four standing contests and a new thematic contest each year. Panels of judges select the winners of each contest, and members of the campus and local community are invited to attend. Applications will open in late Advent 2023 and will be due by March 15, 2024.
2024 Festival Dates
The 2024 Festival will be held on April 22-24, 2024 and will feature four contests:
- Speaking Science to the Public Contest (April 22)
- Public Speaking in a Non-English Second Language I: Beginning Speakers (April 23)
- Public Speaking in a Non-English Second Language II: Advanced Speakers (April 23)
- Public Speaking Contest (April 24)