West Virginia University students will demonstrate their work and inform the public about communication careers with the first annual Professional Writing and Editing Poster Exhibit Wednesday, April 18.

The free exhibit will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mountainlairs Monongalia Room on WVU s Downtown Campus. It is sponsored by the Department of English and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

The campus community and general public are invited to this event, which promises to help visitors learn more about how professional writers contribute to different organizations at WVU and throughout Morgantown,said Scott Wible, assistant professor of English and PWE internship coordinator.

The exhibit will feature posters created by students in WVU s Professional Writing and Editing (PWE) Program who have fulfilled their internship capstone requirement for graduation.

During the spring semester, students have been working as professional writers in on-campus offices, such as the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Communications Office, the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Life and the WVU Press.

Students also worked for several off-campus businesses and non-profit organizations, including American Gardens/Richard Koch Landscaping, Caritas House, Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, M.T. Pockets Theatre Company and the Rock Forge Neighborhood House.

During the exhibit, posters will provide descriptions and analyses of the studentsinternship experiences at these various locations.

Each poster will present two or three examples of the documents the students produced during their internships, along with descriptions of the kinds of written work they did and the kinds of roles they filled as professional writers within their organizations,Wible said.

The students will be available throughout the event to answer questions about their professional writing and editing work.

The event will conclude with an award presented for best poster, judged by the Professional Writing and Editing Graduate Student Association.

For more information, contact Wible at 814-777-2427 or Scott.Wible@mail.wvu.edu .