NTU Student Recognized in Creative Writing Contest | Navajo-Hopi Observer

CROWNPOINT, NM — On March 16, Tribal College Journal (TCJ) informed Ronnie Largo, a creative writing student at Navajo Technical University (NTU), that his article titled “Poetry” had been selected as the winner of the contest. creative writing by TCJ 2022 students.

Largo will be featured in the Spring 2022 edition of TCJ publication and on its website at www.tcjstudent.org.

“It was an unexpected surprise, I’m glad my poem was selected,” Largo said of his experience. “I couldn’t have done this without the encouragement of my instructor, Anita Roastingear, and my poem took off.”

Largo, a Marine Corps veteran, is originally from Thoreau, New Mexico, and is currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and New Media program at NTU.

Each year, the TCJ organizes writing, art and film competitions for students. All Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) can enter their students into these various competitions and the winners then have the opportunity to be featured in the TCJ print and online publication.

Roastingear is an associate professor in the creative writing and new media program at NTU and she said it’s just one of many programs offered at the university.

“The program provides the knowledge and skills needed to gain gainful employment in a digital environment, to publish and market creative works online, or simply to function as a full participant in this new digital age,” said- she declared.

More information about the Creative Writing and New Media program at NTU is available by contacting Roastingear at [email protected]

Information provided by Navajo Technical University