Arcadia University Hosts Philadelphia Writers Conference Forum Nov. 18
Glenside, PA—Oct. 18, 2011—Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is hosting one of the Philadelphia Writers Conference’s free forums on Friday, Nov. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Arcadia’s Grey Towers Rose Room. The forum’s guest is Marie Lamba a young adult author, who will speak on “An Insider’s Look at Young Adult Fiction: Writing, Publishing, and the YA Author’s Life.” The event is free and open to the public.
Lamba will discuss the writing challenges, market forces, and what it’s like to be a Young Adult author, from creation through connecting with readers. A question- and -answer session follows her talk.
The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1949 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1980. As a nonprofit organization its purpose is to bring writers together for instruction, counsel, fellowship and the exchange of ideas. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Arcadia University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing is the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia area, and is distinctive in that it incorporates both a dynamic online environment and a study abroad experience. The course emphasizes online workshops; personal attention from faculty; studying abroad, with a residency in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the preparation of both a book-length manuscript and a plan to publish it. The program is led by Joshua Isard, Visiting Assistant Professor of English.
Arcadia’s experienced and award-winning faculty help to prepare each student for a career in writing and in teaching the craft at the college level.
Because this is a low-residency program and students take between six and nine credits each term, each participant is able to develop much of his or her own schedule and maintain a full-time professional life outside school.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. The 2010 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. 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. The Physical Therapy program is ranked seventh in the nation.