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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Schall Publishes Poetry in Streetnotes and Presents at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Dan Schall, director of the Writing Center, blended photography and poetry to create a photo essay style-set of four poems titled “Philadelphiamble.” Published in Streetnotes, a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal published out of the University of California (Davis), the pieces comprised...

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Feb 22, 2015 jretter Retter

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...

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

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...

Feb 10, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

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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Jan 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

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...

Jan 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

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...

Jan 14, 2015 Purnell Cropper

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...

Dec 4, 2014 Courtney Wright

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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Nov 26, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

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...

Marcella Haddad Oct 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Reality Check

Everyone has a point in their lives where they realize that they have to grow up and stop believing in fairies and magic. For me, that point just happened to be halfway through my first semester of college. It had been building up for weeks. We’d been reading nothing but realistic fiction in...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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 her...

Marcella Haddad Oct 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Nathaniel Popkin

I was supposed to tell a story in six pages. Some people only did one page, others went over, but I was right on the dot. I submitted six pages from the beginning of one of my novels. I sent it in, printed out the submissions from the nine other workshop participants, and nervously waited for...