The Merciad

mercyhurst.edu photo: As the Literay Fest draws to an end, students and staff were excited for the unveiling of the Lumen, the student edited literary magazine.mercyhurst.edu photo: As the Literay Fest draws to an end, students and staff were excited for the unveiling of the Lumen, the student edited literary magazine.

During the past few months, Mercyhurst University’s English Department has worked hard on the college’s annual Literary Festival, which ended this past week with the capstone event: the unveiling of the Lumen Literary Magazine.

The Literary Festival is an important celebration on campus that consists of multiple events. Faculty members of the English Department are the main contributors and the ones who put on the festival each year.

Most of the events are poetry readings by poets picked by Gregory Brown, Ph.D. For this year’s festival, Brown brought in poets Ann Fisher-Wirth, Mohja Kahf and author Karen Joy Fowler. The final capstone event of the festival was the unveiling of the Lumen Literary Magazine.

The magazine, although supervised and managed by Kenneth Schiff, Ph.D., of the English Department, is run entirely by students.