Come hear music at the ‘lit’erary festival

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

The next event of the 17th annual Literary Festival is Legendary Songwriters: A Celebration, which takes place April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Little Theatre; this event is free and open to the public.
This third event of the Literary Festival will be a celebration of the works of late talented musicians whose songs are continued sources of inspiration.
Jeffrey Roessner, Ph.D., professor of English, said, “This show is a sequel, of sorts to the tribute we did to Bob Dylan after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.”
It is a way for the talented members of the Mercyhurst community, students and faculty alike, to come together and celebrate the works of “dearly departed songwriters,” Roessner said.
Performers include Jim Tometsko, Kevin Sullivan, Clint Jones, Janelle Newman, Patrick Magill, Maria Dombrowski. It will feature works by deceased songwriters.
“It will feel like an intimate, informal folk festival, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone,” Roessner said.