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Feb 12, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum, professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and...

Marcella Haddad Feb 2, 2016 7:00 pm

Be Too Much

“What advice do you have for aspiring writers?” New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo considered my question. She raised the mic and replied, “I’m going to give you the advice that everyone gives to aspiring writers.” She paused for a second, and grinned. “On a full moon, go outside...

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Dec 1, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner, adjunct professor of English, interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit. James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica that...

Marcella Haddad Nov 27, 2015 7:00 pm

The Slayer's Guide to Storytelling

The people you don’t like are a part of you. They have some exaggerated mannerism or quality that you dislike because, on some level, you are the same. Same goes for people that you like. Your friends have qualities that are similar to your favorite parts of yourself. At least, that’s...

Arcadia students share writing tips and styles with students in Philadelphia's Mighty Writers program.

Nov 17, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia, Philadelphia High School Students Come Together for Mighty Writers Open Mic

By Alexander Wells '17 When I heard about the collaboration between Arcadia students and Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers, I hardly expected to witness a rap concert in the Fireplace Lounge.   I’d imagined something more like the meet-and-greet I attended earlier in the day, where Lotus,...

Helen Armstrong Nov 16, 2015 7:00 pm

New Editor-In-Chief, and the Pressure's On

In the year and a half since crossing a brightly lit stage with my high school diploma gripped in my hand, I’ve done a lot of scary things. I flew across the ocean four times. I stepped into North Korea. I rode on a ferry in Italy that pitched back and forth so badly in a storm that I was sure it...

Marcella Haddad Nov 11, 2015 7:00 pm

10 Steps to (Relatively) Painless Fiction Writing

For all of you aspiring writers who have ever had to face the process of actually writing something, fear not! Below is a step-by-step guide that is guaranteed to get your story written with minimum effort and maximum caffeine consumption. Step 1: Assignment You receive an assignment from...

Helen Armstrong Nov 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Confessions of an Ex-English Major

I spent my first semester of college in London, floating in a cloudy wonderland, scarfing down pasta in Italy and tapas in Spain. It was a wonderful experience. I traveled across Europe for several months and took classes in photography, journalism, and writing. It didn’t feel anything like “real...

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Oct 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,”...

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Oct 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Chauhan Speaks at Literary Award Ceremony

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, professor of English, spoke on “The Forms of Poetic Excellence” at the Diaspora Writing Award Ceremony (“diaspora” refers to the dispersion of people from their ancestral homeland). The ceremony, held Oct. 10 in Jenkintown by the Gardi Research Institute for Diaspora Studies...

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Oct 15, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Queer/Art/Mentorship Chooses Jacob Matkov ’07 as Fellow

Poet Jacob Matkov ’07 has been chosen as a 2015-2016 fellow for Queer/Art/Mentorship, a multidisciplinary arts organization that pairs emerging LGBTQI artists with established New York City-based artists for a yearlong mentorship. Matkov, who teaches at Long Island University and is a co-editor of...

Sep 21, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

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...