Creative Writing Concentration

In this program, English majors at Mercyhurst University gain practical experience writing both poetry and fiction in small workshops and seminars.  The aim of this coursework is for students to produce publishable work under the close guidance of our experienced faculty.  We also strongly encourage students to refine their editing skills by working on the staff of Lumen, our campus-wide arts journal.  Additionally, each year the department hosts the Mercyhurst Literary Festival, which gives students a chance to meet and attend workshops with renowned writers from across the country:  in the past, we have hosted remarkable talents such as Robert Bly, Grace Paley, Martin Espada, and Jane Hirshfield.  Ultimately, students graduate from the program ready to pursue careers as writers and editors in the publishing industry or to attend graduate school to further develop their craft.

Events

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

eurydice
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2013 Lumen unveiling

2013 Lumen unveiling

Student actors honored for work in Eurydice