About the Writers Series
The Writers Series brings to campus writers of distinction—poets, novelists, short-story writers, memoirists, playwrights—and ranges from the well-established to the up-and-coming. Past guests include writers Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur, Marilynn Robinson, Tobias Wolff and Richard Russo, as well as poet Jean Valentine. At each event, the writer gives a reading, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Books or CDs by the writer will be available for purchase. The events are free and open to the public.
Writers Return to Campus Series
Part of the Writers program, this series brings back to campus Arcadia alumni writers who have recently had a notable literary success in their lives.
For more information, contact Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English and the Humanities, at 215-572-2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-13 Writers Series Schedule
- Writers Return to Campus: Laren McClung, Oct. 26, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
"At the Confluence of Rivers and Mouths: Poetry of War, Witness, and Imagination". McClung is co-editor of the anthology, Inheriting the War. She has led workshops at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and in the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Laren's first collection of poetry, "Between Here and Monkey Mountain: Poems", was published in April and will be available for purchase at the event. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
- Visiting Writer: Dan Torday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Grey Towers Castle
Torday will hold a Q-and-A on his novella The Sensualist. Torday is visiting assistant professor and director of the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr College. In addition to The Sensualist, which was published by Nouvella Books in spring 2012, his fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in Esquire Magazine, Five Chapters, Fifty-Two Stories, Harvard Review, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, and The New York Times. The event is free and open to the public.
- Visiting Writer: Tom Franklin, Dec. 7, 7-9:30 p.m.