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. Bill Archibald was one of the organizers of the event. Festival Audience enjoys the readings. Our final reader of the day, Chet Williamson, made us laugh, combining horror and comedy. Keynote speaker Meghan Kenny read from her novel The Driest Season. Jeff Boyer, Professor of English, gave a reading on Thursday. Abbie Breckbill read one of her poems. Fiction comes to life with wonderful players to add to the piece. Student workers at the writing center helped with the event. Alumnus Rodger Martin spoke Friday afternoon. Kayla Gold read some of her work at the open reading. Organizer Kasia Jakubiak enjoys a reading. Elizabeth Weaver-Kreider read a piece of her work. English Professor Rashid Noah spoke at the event. Barbara Gorski, Millersville Alumna, read on Thursday. Dr. Sarah D’Stair leads off the Literary Festival with a reading from Helen Bonaparte. Jason Leighty read poem about sleep. A few actors read from a piece of fiction. Maria James Thiaw performed some of her poems. Sean Guckert delivers poem at Lit Fest. Le Hinton spoke about writing in community.