Creative Writing

English classroom

Lashanna Bryant Apr 9, 2019 3:22 pm

Double Major—Double Trouble?

When I first started attending Arcadia, I was an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing. For most of my life, I believed that that was the only thing I was good at. It was what I was known for, so I stuck with it. At first, I enjoyed it in its singularity. I was okay...

Jessica Derr Apr 9, 2019 2:39 pm

Learning to Favor Feedback

The nature of writing is so personal that it can be difficult to untangle it from your identity. I went through a period in which I was wary about sharing my work with others. Any criticism or less-than-stellar paper grades were a mighty blow to my self-esteem. If I was not a good writer, what was...

Headshot of Emmalee Gagnon with a bookshelf background.

Feb 21, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Student Receives Honorable Mention for Dell Magazines Award

Arcadia’s Emmalee Gagnon ’20 received honorable mention from Dell Magazines for her short story submission, “Say Her Name.” Before submitting her short story to the Dell Award, Gagnon worked on “Say Her Name” for over a year between workshop classes and peer reviews. “Say Her Name” taps into the...

Creative writing lecture led by English faculty.

Jessica Derr Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Supporting the Professors Who Support Us

One of the greatest benefits of attending Arcadia is that I’m more than just another body in a crowded lecture hall. I am not just a number. I am not just plopped on a conveyor belt, only to be churned out at the other end with a piece of paper, a head full of half-remembered facts, and not much...

Feb 12, 2019 Janet Greenstreet

Visiting Poet Raena Shirali

Indian American poet Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017; winner of the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award), an experimental collection grappling with standards created by an invisible system and enforced by family, relationships, and violations of women’s rights in a reckoning...

Feb 11, 2019 Janet Greenstreet

MFA Alumni Book Launch: Kailey Tedesco

Join the MFA in Creative Writing program as we welcome alum Kailey Tedesco for the launch of her latest collection of poetry, Lizzie, Speak. Trista Edwards, associate editor of Luna Luna magazine, calls Tedesco "a poet compelled by resonance. The poems within Lizzie, Speak, read with the cadence...

Jan 28, 2019 Janet Greenstreet

Creative Writing English Faculty Reading

Join us on Friday, February 1st, 5-7pm in the Castle Dining Room for a Creative Writing Faculty Reading by Gretchen Haertsch, Tracey Levine, Jeff Ingram, Josh Isard, Daniel Pieczkolon, and Dan Schall. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Jan 3, 2019 Erin Kardon

MFA Online Information Session

Meet virtually with Program Director Josh Isard and learn more about Arcadia's Low-Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing program. REGISTER Your application fee will be waived for attending the information session.

Jan 3, 2019 Erin Kardon

MFA Online Information Session

Meet virtually with Program Director Josh Isard and learn more about Arcadia's Low-Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing program. REGISTER Your application fee will be waived for attending the information session.

Jessica Derr Dec 21, 2018 9:53 am

Andrew Katz, Graduate Student and Published Author

Graduate student Andrew Katz, a Master of Arts in English (Comparative Literature) and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing candidate, recently published The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline and Halfway House for Orphaned Girls. On the side, Andrew works in environmental science, likes to make...

Nov 8, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Drs. Crivelli-Kovach, Wertime Named Professors Emeriti

In recognition of their distinguished teaching, research, and leadership, Dr. Andrea Crivelli-Kovach, professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health, has been named Professor Emerita, and Dr. Richard Wertime, professor of English, has been named Professor Emeritus...

Lashanna Bryant at Wizard World Con.

Oct 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting...