Arcadia University News


March 20, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West , an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

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February 8, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Paul Lisicky for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series returns for the Spring semester with a reading by Paul Lisicky on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lisicky will read from his The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship , which was named as one of the best LGBTQ books of 2016 by The Miami Herald . The Narrow...

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September 21, 2015

WHYY’s Kevin McCorry ’10M to Speak on Education in PA for Writers Return to Campus

The Writers Return to Campus series welcomes Kevin McCorry ’10M , award-winning senior education writer for WHYY, to Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 9. McCorry will speak on his experience covering education in Pennsylvania and on the struggles in the Philadelphia school system. The event is free and open...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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 14, 2012

Montgomery News: Kaier Tames Tangled Body Image in ‘Beauty is a Verb’

Montgomery News featured Anne Kaier , Adjunct Professor of English, for her contribution to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), edited by Jennifer Bratlett, Sheila Black and Michael Northen, on March 13. The collection of poems and essays provides insight into the...

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October 14, 2011

Columnist: Elwork '04M Pens Haunting Tale on 'Spirit Knocking'

In Montgomery News' latest edition of Book Bound, columnist Nicolette Milholin writes about Paul Elwork '04M and his interest in the spirit world. Elwork is reading at Arcadia Univeristy on Oct. 21 as part of the Writers Returns to Campus Series. "I think an interest in the spirit world is deep in...

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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...

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July 29, 2011

MFA Kicks Off With Literary Reading, Aug. 3

To kick off Arcadia's new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree, the program is hosting a reading on August 3 in the Castle Dining Room at 7 p.m. Professors Quincy Scott Jones and Joshua Isard will read from their work as well as visiting writers Paul Elwork ’04M and Paula Raimondo ’ 06 M...

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July 1, 2011

14 Students Prepare for Fiction Residency in Umbria

On Thursday, 14 students will jet off to Umbria, Italy, for Arcadia’s first-ever fiction writer’s residency abroad. The 10-day experience includes intensive writing workshops, a visit with poets Allan Williamson and Jeanne Foster, and five cultural excursions to nearby hill towns. “What I'm most...

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July 1, 2011

Joanne Leva '84: 'Poetry Is Like Breathing'

By Larry Atkins While poetry is becoming hot in popular culture, Joanne Leva ’84 has been stoking the poetry fires for 20 years. Leva, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Arts, is the founder and director of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program, a nonprofit organization that...

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May 10, 2011

Black Receives Philadelphia’s Athenaeum Literary Award

Robin Black, who has taught Advanced Fiction Writing at Arcadia, received Philadelphia’s coveted Athenaeum Literary Award for her short-story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This , as reported by Philly.com . The prize recognizes and encourages literary achievement among authors who are...

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March 22, 2011

Visiting Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Author Brad Watson, March 25

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes award-winning author Brad Watson, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. in advance of Watson’s reading, and his books will be on sale for him to...

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