Creative Writing

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Jessica Derr Oct 15, 2019 5:23 pm

5 Tips for Rocking Your First Conference

One of the things that makes a small school like Arcadia so special is that you are truly able to carve out a professional identity. This past summer, I was given the chance by Arcadia’s English Department to attend the Philadelphia Writers Conference. I was elated and honored to be selected, but...

Oct 7, 2019 Janet Greenstreet

Poet Robert Whitehead

Join the Department of English as we welcome poet Robert Whitehead to campus. Robert will be reading from his collection of poetry and participating in an artist Q&A. Robert Whitehead is a poet and literary translator. He received his MFA in Writing from Washington University in St...

Arcadia Poets Symposium

Call for poetry submissions.
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:30

It's time for the
6th
Arcadia Poets Symposium!
poetry reading and panel discussion 
to be held on
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 to 5:40 p.m.
Amphitheater of the Dining Services Building

 

“The Role of the Poet in Society” University Seminar is sponsoring this event. As part of the course, we are inviting published Arcadia poets (faculty, staff,... Read More

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Think Tank Competition for Funding Projects

The Humanities Research Lab is seeking project proposals.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:45

Get funding for a collaborative interdisciplinary project with faculty. The Humanities Research Lab (2035 Church Rd) is hosting a Think Tank Competition for students and faculty working on cutting-edge humanities projects (Art History, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages). The groups working on the project must include faculty and students. 

Depending on... Read More

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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...

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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.