Community Engagement, Conferences, Literary Events, Student Activities Alumni and Current Students Swap Stories and Insights at Lit Fest November 21, 2019 Jill Craven This last semester’s Literary Festival, Writing in Community, was very special. There were so many moments of genuine community, that made us all remember why we love Millersville English. Dr. Sarah D’Stair leads off the Literary Festival with a reading from Helen Bonaparte. Keynote speaker Meghan Kenny read from her novel The Driest Season. Elizabeth Weaver-Kreider read a piece of her work. Sean Guckert delivers poem at Lit Fest. English Professor Rashid Noah spoke at the event. A few actors read from a piece of fiction. Fiction comes to life with wonderful players to add to the piece. Our final reader of the day, Chet Williamson, made us laugh, combining horror and comedy. Kayla Gold read some of her work at the open reading. Alumnus Rodger Martin spoke Friday afternoon. Organizer Kasia Jakubiak enjoys a reading. Bill Archibald was one of the organizers of the event. Festival Audience enjoys the readings. Jason Leighty read poem about sleep. Abbie Breckbill read one of her poems. Le Hinton spoke about writing in community. Jeff Boyer, Professor of English, gave a reading on Thursday. Barbara Gorski, Millersville Alumna, read on Thursday. Student workers at the writing center helped with the event. Maria James Thiaw performed some of her poems.