Creative Writing

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...

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Oct 8, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Welcomes Philadelphia Writers’ Conference for Humor & Horror

The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference (PWC) hosts its second free forum of the season, “The Undying Romance Between Humor and Horror” in the Castle on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The panel will feature writer Ashlee Blackwell, who specializes in the history of black women as it...

Lashanna Bryant Oct 3, 2018 5:07 pm

Arcadia Meets Hollywood

When you go to the dentist or doctor’s office as a kid, there’s always the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You make a yucky face at the phrase “grow up” because being an adult sounds gross. As the dentist brushes your teeth, you muster up an answer along the lines of...

Aug 21, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Creative Writing Program Named One of Country’s Best

Best College Reviews recently named the Arcadia low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing to its top 20 online master’s degrees in the United States. The University is ranked 13th among schools such as Emerson College, The University of New Orleans, and Arizona State University. Noting small...

May 10, 2018 Jennifer Retter

DiFranco ’14MFA Publishes Novel Inspired by Underground Music

Daniel DiFranco ’14MFA, a graduate of Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, published Panic Years, a novel that draws on his lifelong exploration of music and the trials of artistic pursuit. Panic Years follows the fictional band Qualia and its bass player, Paul, as the...

Apr 2, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts, adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Nov 2, 2017 12:59 pm

The Role of Poetry: Lullaby, Truth, or Therapy?

I started writing poetry when I left my home country. I compiled journal upon journal with free-write material (writing about anything and everything), inspired by my roots and the new routes I created for myself, as I tried to understand the shift to a new place. But time after time, I...

Jessica Derr Nov 2, 2017 12:03 pm

What I've Learned at the Writing Center

Writing has always been an essential part of who I am. My earliest memories include me creating makeshift books, silly little leaflets of computer paper stapled together, adorned with my illegible crayon scrawl, and making up worlds and characters to share with my family. I don’t like to say I’m...