Arcadia University’s Writers Return to Campus Presents Michelle Reale, Nov. 19
Glenside, Pa.—Friday, Oct. 22, 2010—Arcadia University’s Writers Return to Campus presents Michelle Reale ’99M on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 in Grey Towers Castle. Reale will read from her short fiction collections. Her two chapbook collections, Natural Habitat and Like Lungfish Getting Through the Dry Season, will be available for purchase prior to the reading. The event is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
Reale’s short story, “Snow Blind” first appeared in the Emprise Review in 2009 and was nominated for a Push Cart Prize by the journal’s editors Patrick McAllaster and Roxanne Gay. The Push Cart Prize represents innovative writing in short stories, essays and poetry.
“I was thrilled to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize!” says Reale. “Writers shouldn't need recognition, but we work hard so it is nice when it comes our way! But really, my focus is always just on the writing—as cliché as it sounds, and I know that it does, in the end, the writing itself, the work and the craft, are all that really matter.”
Reale’s short fiction piece Nostrum was selected to be a part of the 2010 “Best of the Web Anthology,” judged by Matt Bell and Kathy Fish, and published by Dzanc Books.
Her work also has appeared or is forthcoming in Eyeshot, Gargoyle, elimate, Word Rio, Pank, MonkeyBicycle, The Los Angeles Review, Robot Melon, Rumble, Underground Voices, Press 1, Fox Chase Review, The Prose-Poem Project, Kill Author, Camroc Press Review, Necessary Fiction, Everyday Genius, Smokelong Quarterly, 971 Menu, Apt, Pear Noir, The Wrong Tree, Review, and Dogzplot.
When she is not putting the pen to paper, Reale can be found at Landman Library where she is a faculty librarian and Manager of Access Services.
For more information about arts and cultural events at Arcadia University, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.