Creative Writing

Haylie Jarnutowski, a member of the Class of 2026

Aug 15, 2022 Emily Horowitz

New Knight to Know: Haylie Jarnutowski '26

Haylie Jarnutowski Major: Creative Writing Hometown: Quakertown, Pa. Hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Sewing, Archery, Music Why Arcadia: Choosing Arcadia was really a process of finding somewhere I could be comfortable. As someone with an anxiety disorder, I knew I wanted to find a community...

Mallis and her book cover.

Mar 1, 2022 Rikki Rosenthal

Adjunct Professor Frankie Mallis M.A. ‘09 Publishes Fantasy Romance Novel

Adjunct English Professor and Alumna Frankie Mallis M.A. ‘09 self-published her first fantasy romance novel, Daughter of the Drowned Empire, in February.  “I’ve always wanted to write a book; I knew in my heart that was the end goal, but I didn’t get the idea for this book until my junior...

Jan 31, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Feb. 25 Poetry Reading: Elevating the Voices of the Displaced

The Pan African Studies Program is pleased to announce Elevating the Voices of the Displaced: Poetry Reading with two members of the Pan African Studies Collective, Dr. Michelle Reale and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack. The event, cosponsored by the Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion...

Wingfield reading poetry.

Jan 31, 2022 Rikki Rosenthal

Wingfield '22 Helps Start Online Poetry Collective of BIPOC Womxn Poets

As one of the founding members of Tenderheart Collective, an online poetry house led entirely by BIPOC womxn poets, Arcadia University History major Emily Wingfield ‘22 hopes to uplift the voices of BIPOC poets, women, and gender non-conforming individuals.    The six founding members,...

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Jan 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Book Chapter by Dr. Varlack and Deja Edwards Accepted to Upcoming Book of Essays, Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English at Arcadia University, and Deja Edwards '18, MFA21, MA21, Arcadia alumna and adjunct English instructor, have collaborated on a chapter that will be published in an upcoming book of original scholarly essays, Bodies of Water in African...


Brigid Whelihan Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crafting Stories for All Ages—and Maybe a Career

I think every English major has been asked the question, “What are you going to do with that degree?” I certainly have heard it at every family gathering. Even my professors who were also once English undergrads ask me what I hope to do after graduation.  I always say that an English degree...

Arcadia University alumna Rebekah Coxwell ’19M head shot

Aug 3, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Celebrate 2019 Graduate Coxwell’s Book “Falling” on Aug. 9

By Rikki Rosenthal ’21 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing alumna Rebekah Coxwell ’19M published her first book, Falling, with Southern Fried Karma Press. A celebratory book launch will take place at Grey Towers Castle in the Rose Room at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.  “Written with...

Photo of Michelle Reale

Jun 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Reale Publishes 11th Book on Poetry, “Blood Memory”

Dr. Michelle Reale ’99, ’16MFA, ’20EdD, professor of Landman Library, published a new collection of poems, Blood Memory: Prose Poems (Idea Press), an exploration of the Italian-American experience and the mythologization of both the culture and the experience. Dr. Reale has another collection...

Arcadia University graduate Lashanna Bryant in graduation cap and gown

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Lashanna Bryant: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications

Majors and minors: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications, with a concentrations in creative writing and multimedia publishing. Favorite Arcadia memory: That is a very hard question because there are so many. If I only had to pick one it would probably have to be all the...

Arcadia University student Jared Ellison

Apr 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Ellison ’21 Focuses on Mental Health in Black Communities for Internship, Thesis

For his English thesis paper, English and Creative Writing major Jared Ellison ’21 explored the role Black women play in the household and family through a variety of literary characters in a novel by James Baldwin. This includes how these women are considered “the rock” of the family, and need to...

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...