Emily Francisco '14, Gettysburg College

Emily is a junior Art History and English with a Writing Concentration double major and is minoring in Studio Art. Hailing from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Emily currently runs the Playwright’s Circle workshop for the Owl and Nightingale Players and was a founding member of the college’s first Poetry Circle. She is also a regular writer for The Forum (Gettysburg’s Only Independent News Source). Despite her busy schedule as a (hopeful) writer and artist, Emily is a member of the Owl and Nightingale Players and SMuT (“Student Musical Theatre). In her spare time she works on her portfolio for Emagine Design, her freelance graphic design business.


The Mercury is a student-run art and literary magazine released each April. It has been published annually since 1899 at Gettysburg College. All students of the College are invited to participate on the staff and to submit their work for possible publication. Editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and early spring semesters and are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff.