Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Author Robin Black, Feb. 25
Glenside, Pa.—Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011—Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes award-winning author Robin Black, on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. Black’s talk “It’s Not Us, It’s Monkeys: Some Thoughts on Disguising the Truth,” will be followed by a reading from her debut collection of short stories If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This (Random House, 2010). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. in advance of Black’s reading; and her collection of stories will be on sale at the reading for her to sign afterward. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.
Black’s If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This was a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, a San Francisco Chronicle and Irish Times Best Book of 2010 and on the O, Oprah Magazine and Huffington Post Summer Reading lists. The book has been published or is forthcoming in six countries overseas. Her nonfiction essays also have received widespread acclaim.
Black, a Philadelphia resident, holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and has taught Advanced Fiction Writing at Arcadia University. She is currently working on her first novel.
Media Contact: Donna Whitlock, Arcadia University, 215-572-2969; email@example.com
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 2010). 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.