Anthology Project in 29th Year
On Friday, English 10: Identity & Voice students presented the final project of the semester: “The Anthology.” 2020 marked the 29th year of the Anthology assignment, which is now considered a rite of passage for TA students. Since retired teacher Peggy Sadler began the project back in 1991, the assignment has shifted, but the essence of it has remained the same.
Throughout the semester, students collect excerpts of both original and published literature that feel important to them—citing all sources and exhibiting their own artistic touch. The performance is a culmination of that work, and every student performs a piece from their anthology that represents the greater project and resonates with their own personal experience.
Some students choose to share their own poems or personal stories, some share the works of others. The pieces range from silly, to serious, to sad; some are long, others quick or quirky. The Anthology project introduces students to writing as expression and encourages them to find—and share— their own voice.