Medieval Festival April 27 at TAMIU

If you are in the mood for tossing your PalmPilot aside and wandering into the mystical era of chivalry, adventure and romance, the annual Medieval Festival at Texas A&M International University awaits with food and poetry Saturday, April 27 from 1-8 p.m. on the University Green.

The free event is organized by the Student Government Association and Sigma Tau Delta, the TAMIU chapter of the International English Honors Society. Featured activities will include games and art, costume and reading contests.

Nicki Cone, a TAMIU instructor of English who co-sponsors Sigma Tau Delta with associate professor of English Robert Haynes, said the event is open to the community. Performances will range from the University's Guitar Ensemble and local juggler "Kye" to a singer from a coffee shop in San Marcos.

"We will also have food booths and an open mike," Cone said.

Cone explained the purpose of the festival is to bring the literature of the Medieval and Renaissance periods alive for A&M International students and the community.

For further information on the Medieval Festival, please contact Nicki Cone at 326-2647, e-mail or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, 421A. University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu