Arcadia University News


July 2, 2015

Inquirer: Author Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that author Jen Bryant ’99M won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for her most recent picture book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus . The Right Word recounts the life of Peter Mark Roget, the British physician who created Roget’s Thesaurus. Given at the American...

alumni creative writing mfa in creative writing visiting writers

June 22, 2015

Award-winning Author Beth Kephart to Lead Creative Writing Weekend, Give Reading

Visiting Writer Beth Kephart will lead writing workshops June 27-28 as part of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program's Summer Creative Writing Institute . In addition to teaching a private master class, Kephart will read passages from her books Small Damages , Going Over , One Thing Stolen , and...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing visiting writers

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...

creative writing english mfa in creative writing

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...

alumni creative writing english mfa in creative writing

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...

because arcadia college of arts and sciences creative writing english historical and political studies history

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...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english

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...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english

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...

athletics women's soccer

July 22, 2013

Graduate Morett Hired as Special Education Director for Pennsbury School District

Cheryl A. Morett, who received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership from Arcadia University, was recently hired as special education director for the Pennsbury School District. Morett, who will begin serving in September,...

alumni education school of education

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...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

November 27, 2012

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist , on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were set...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

October 22, 2012

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik , a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly . Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

October 22, 2012

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

October 17, 2012

Pulp Zine Party Launches Arcadia into Creative Commotion

By Francesca Mayr ’16 Lively, innovative, and unhindered by arbitrary conventions, Arcadia’s literary party-goers took the mic at the Pulp zine launch party in the Castle Rose Room Oct. 11. The event sparked interest in the publication, which is sponsored by the Writing Center and designed to...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english writing center

July 28, 2012

Elrick ’11M Pursues Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design

Kathy Elrick ’11M was accepted to Clemson University’s Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design (RCID) Ph.D. program. She plans to teach on the University level, hoping to help students of all disciplines learn essential skills. “To succeed in anything, you have to figure out how to make an...

alumni college of arts and sciences creative writing english internships the college of global studies

July 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Kramon Kicks Off Creative Writing Institute, July 20

On July 13 Chestnut Hill Local featured Sue Ann Rybak's interview with Justin Kramon, a novelist from Chestnut Hill, Pa., who will give a reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Finny , on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reading is part of Arcadia University's Creative...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

March 13, 2012

What a Method Actor Can Teach You about Writing

By Michael Schwartz ’14 Arcadia University students and faculty, as well as members of the local creative community, were treated to an insightful lecture by multi-disciplinarian Keith Strunk. A devoted method actor, Strunk connected with the audience through interactive exercises and made...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

November 9, 2011

The Intelligencer: Arcadia Hosts Writers Forum, Nov. 18

The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently reported on young adult author Marie Lamba’s upcoming presentation, “An Insider’s Look at Young Adult Fiction: Writing, Publishing and the YA Author’s Life,” which will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The talk,...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

October 25, 2011

Marathon Literary Review Open for Submissions

Marathon Literary Review , the new literary journal affiliated with Arcadia’s MFA in Creative Writing , is open for submissions until Wednesday, Nov. 30. The journal aims to publish an eclectic range of contemporary work, including art, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, photography and multimedia...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

October 25, 2011

Ambler Gazette: Elwork '04M Joins Friends at Arcadia

The Ambler Gazette recently interviewed Paul Elwork ’04M , author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead , published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group, 2011). He was welcomed back to Arcadia on Oct. 21, through the University's Writers Return to Campus series. "A small independent press,...

alumni college of arts and sciences creative writing english mfa in creative writing

August 19, 2011

New M.F.A. in Creative Writing Kicks Off, Cohort 1 Includes 14 Dynamic Writers

Arcadia’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program kicked off on July 31 with 14 students traveling from around the United States to attend the first residency. The weeklong residency, which occurred at the King of Prussia Campus, gave poetry and fiction students a chance to interact and...

college of arts and sciences creative writing english visiting writers