For many years, The Tau has been celebrating the creativity and imagination of those in the Lourdes University community.
With its beginnings rooted in the time of Lourdes Junior College, the literary and visual arts journal initially highlighted the Sisters of St. Francis, as they wrote to express their love of nature and the world around them in the form of poetry and prose. Their beautiful works were collected and printed in a volume that eventually became known as the Tau.
As Lourdes has grown, so too has the Tau. In 2010, editors expanded the scope of its content by opening up submissions to visual artists as well as those outside of the institution. The 2012 edition features more than 60 pages of original poetry, writing and artwork, created by members of the Lourdes community, local high school students and others throughout the world.
The reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Ebeid Student Center in Delp Hall at Lourdes will include art work and live readings from this year’s journa.
The Tau is also available online.