Sioux City, Iowa – Briar Cliff University will host an alumni reading by Melanie Krieps Mergen (’17) and Angelica Mercado (’16) as a part of the Phil Hey Reading Series on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall on the BCU campus.
Mergen will be reading from her memoir manuscript, “Finding My Father,” while Mercado will be reading poems from her new book, “Todo Revoluciona.” Mergen is a writer and musician currently studying creative writing at Columbia University, graduating in May 2019. Her work has most recently been published in The Briar Cliff Review and her third album “Metamorphosis” was recently released on streaming services. Mercado is Mexican-born, American-raised writer and artist who explores the experiences of the “in-between.” Her work has been published in The Briar Cliff Review, Cream City Review, Acentos Review, Roanoke Review and Glass Poetry Press.
The Phil Hey Reading Series is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at Briar Cliff. This event is free and open to the public.