Reading And Reception Launches Lumina 2007

Lumina 2007 Launch
Reading and Reception
Friday, April 20
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
7:00 p.m.

Lumina, the literary magazine of the Graduate Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, will celebrate the launch of its 2007 issue with readings and a reception on April 20 in Heimbold Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Readers include contest judge Margot Livesey, as well as students, alumnae/i, and faculty: Nikky Finny, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, Joe Vainner, Jeff Boyle, Rachel Griffiths, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Todd Dillard, Jean Kahler, David Ciminello and Lucy Rosenthal. For more information, please visit

Featured reader Margot Livesey is the author of a collection of stories and five novels, including Criminals, Eva Moves the Furniture, and most recently Banishing Verona. Livesey received a B.A. in literature and philosophy at the University of York in England, and spent most of her twenties in Toronto as a writer and waitress. After moving to the United States, she taught in a number of academic settings including Williams College, the Warren Wilson M.F.A. program and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Livesey has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She lives in Boston and is currently a writer-in-residence at Emerson College.

Lumina was conceived in 2000 by a group of graduate poetry and fiction students, who felt that the Sarah Lawrence MFA program deserved its own literary magazine that students could have a hand in creating. After working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as Lumina in December of 2001. The students' efforts receive continued support from faculty advisors and the Graduate Writing Program's administrative staff, all of whom assist in production.

Sarah Lawrence College is a coeducational liberal arts college with eight graduate programs. Through small seminars and one-on-one conferences, faculty help students draw on their life experiences, explore their interests in depth and shape their own education. The College has pioneered graduate programs in genetic counseling, health advocacy and women’s history.