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February 22, 2015

Video: Reading and Q&A With Poet Jericho Brown

On Feb. 11, poet Jericho Brown read selections from his award-winning debut collection, Please , and his latest release, The New Testament , to a standing-room-only crowd in the Castle Rose Room. After the readings, Brown took part in a Q&A session with Dr. Kalenda Eaton and answered questions...

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February 16, 2015

Author Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M Led Q&A on Campus

Author, professor, and motorcycle enthusiast Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M led a Q&A in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Feb. 27 as part of Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus series. Pogach, who teaches English at Northampton Community College, has published five short stories and recently...

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February 10, 2015

Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal for Children’s Book

Jen Bryant ’99M ’s latest book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus , was awarded the 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational children’s book published in 2014. The award was announced on Feb. 3 by the Association for Library Service to Children. The Right Word...

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January 27, 2015

Reale Publishes Poetry Collection on the Sicilian-American Immigrant Experience

Michelle Reale ’99M , assistant professor, Library, has just released a collection of prose poetry titled The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance: Elegies through Aldrich Press. This collection explicates the rough terrain of the Sicilian-American immigrant experience in a place in which immigrants were...

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January 27, 2015

Award-winning Poet Jericho Brown to Read at Arcadia University

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his recent collection of poetry The New Testament , one of Library Journal’s best books of the year and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, at Arcadia University on Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public and...

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January 14, 2015

Arcadia Gets Geeky with Author Eric Smith ’08M, Jan. 22

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 The MFA Creative Writing program’s “Writers Return to Campus Series” presents author, blogger, and self-proclaimed geek Eric Smith ’08M on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commons Stein Fireplace Lounge. Cofounder of the blog Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek...

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December 4, 2014

Jamie Stewart ’17: ‘How to Make the Work You Do Work For You’

Working as a consultant in the Writing Center at Arcadia University, Jamie Stewart ’17 has gotten pretty good at helping other students navigate through trouble spots and improve their writing. So good, in fact, that she is now able to recognize when she is the one in need of assistance. Find out...

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November 26, 2014

Eaton Serves as Panelist for UNCF Conference, Presents at Spain Conference

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was an invited panelist at the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Programs conference in Atlanta, Ga. The conference focused on scholarship and activism in academic settings. Dr. Eaton participated on the panel, “Building on our...

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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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July 2, 2014

Dr. Hugh Grady Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Dr. Hugh Grady , a preeminent Shakespearean scholar who taught English literature and writing at Arcadia University for 27 years, has been named professor emeritus at the University. Grady, who retired from Arcadia following the 2013-14 academic year, is commended for his dedication to teaching,...

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June 24, 2014

Schall Publishes Poetry in ‘Streetnotes’

Director of the Writing Center Daniel Schall published “Philadelphiamble,” a photo-essay-style set of four poems, in Streetnotes , a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal based at the University of California (Davis). The pieces Schall submitted to Streetnotes comprised roughly a third of...

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May 29, 2014

Isard Presents at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference

Josh Isard , director of the MFA in creative writing program and assistant professor of English, presented “Mobile Devices, Apps, and Leaving the LMS” to tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0...

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April 16, 2014

Workshop, Gala, Lecture Celebrate Lifetime Accomplishments of Children’s Author Jennifer Bryant ’99M

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 The Castle Mirror Room did not seem like a typical pre-lecture scene at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Rather than hushed murmurs in the seats, those eager to hear Jennifer Bryant ’99M speak were met with a row of empty chairs and loud conversation floating in from the...

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March 17, 2014

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia . The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey . In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his...

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January 7, 2014

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard , assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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January 7, 2014

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard , assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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July 23, 2013

NJ.com: Brownell Prepares Youth Soccer Players to Meet Mia Hamm

Head coach Rick Brownell has more on his plate than coaching Arcadia University’s women’s soccer team. In June, Brownell had the task of preparing players from his nationally ranked youth team, the Greater Flemington Soccer Club Flames, for the TeamFirst Soccer Academy camp, where they would have...

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June 25, 2013

Video: MFA Professor Publishes Debut Novel, Guides Students in Their Writing Journey

Anyone who writes a book while leading Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program can hardly be labeled a slacker, so it doesn’t seem as if Joshua Isard modeled the protagonist in his debut novel after himself. Conquistador of the Useless , released earlier this month, is the fruit...

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May 8, 2013

Eaton Publishes in Anthology on the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , Department of English, authored a chapter titled “‘You have to know way too much?’: Teaching Ishmael Reed in the University Classroom” in On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments , edited by Sami Ludwig (World Parade Books: 2013). The anthology is an...

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April 1, 2013

Shannon Nichola Stoner Returns to Arcadia University April 19 to Discuss Egyptian Novel Series

Shannon Nichola Stoner , author of a trilogy of novels set in Ancient Egypt and 2004 graduate of Arcadia University, returns to her alma mater on Friday, April 19, to deliver “Two Worlds Collide in the Works of Shannon Nichola Stoner.” Part of the Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus Series...

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March 4, 2013

Author Jennifer Bryant ’00M Celebrates ‘The Life and Art of Horace Pippin’

In January 2013, author Jennifer Bryant ’00M published A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Knopf), which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famous African-American painter and West Chester, Pa.-native Horace Pippin. Bryant is gaining national attention and has...

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