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.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum


2013 Lumen unveiling

2013 Lumen unveiling

Student actors honored for work in Eurydice