On Saturday July 30th, LUMINA joined BOMB Magazine’s Small Press Flea with a table at the entrance of Grand Army Plaza, in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. Jacob Slichter, an SLC Nonfiction faculty member, came by. He is pictured with Nonfiction MFA alum ’15, Sarah Paolantonio and Lumina Digital Editor, Maryann Aita. Jake also shared encouraging writerly support and doggy treats. Several SLC alums … Continue reading BOMB Magazine Small Press Flea
Even in the heat, it is definitely unpleasant to consider summer’s end. Immediately, I begin to feel guilty about how many times I haven’t gone to the beach or spiked my lemonade. And the long days of summer give fewer excuses to avoid writing, allowing for time to seek inspiration in places beyond the chilly AC at your local coffee shop. If you can stand … Continue reading Summer School
This is why we need the creative arts, to help us make sense of all this mess. A wise man, who may be my father, said this days after news broke of the deaths of #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile, and the five Dallas police officers murdered in cold blood. As people who call themselves writers, it is in times of great conflict that we tend to fold … Continue reading what can we do
The writer comes to the places where traces of making can actually be seen and smelled and touched expecting to be inspired and enabled, possibly even cured. Janet Malcolm I’m convinced that anyone willing to call themselves a writer is fascinated, at times addicted, to the terror and beauty in this life. The satisfying remains of an incredible breakfast. The unsaid, yet final words. The … Continue reading Meet your Lumina Vol. XVI Staff!
Welcome to LUMINA Vol. XVI: Borders and Boundaries! LUMINA’s mission has always been to create a journal where the experimental and traditional are celebrated together, transforming into something innovative and exciting. As the new Executive Board, we are continuing this work, while also looking to engage diverse writers across disciplines, identities, geography, and form. We will continue to bring you the elements that make us … Continue reading From the New Exec Board for Lumina Vol. XVI