Creative Writing

Shubhechha Dhar Oct 17, 2017 9:32 am

Finally, the Classroom I’ve Always Wanted

Classroom. It used to be that when I heard the word “classroom,” I pictured students fighting to stay awake while the professor droned on, driving students into mind-numbing misery. Not anymore. My idea of a classroom changed when I transferred to Arcadia as a sophomore this...

Jul 21, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Reale Publishes Poetry Collection on Delirium Tremens

Michelle Reale, associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, recently published a collection of poems, All These Things Were Real: Poems of Delirium Tremens, through West Philly Press. This compilation of autoethnographic poems focus on her experience of watching her son...

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Apr 3, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Frame Named 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate

The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) has named Chad Frame ’16MFA, adjunct professor of English, as its 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate. Frame will hold the title until April 1, 2018. Frame’s work has appeared in many literary magazines, including decomP, Menacing Hedge, Mobius...

Mar 20, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West, an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

Feb 8, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Paul Lisicky for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series returns for the Spring semester with a reading by Paul Lisicky on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lisicky will read from his The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship, which was named as one of the best LGBTQ books of 2016 by The Miami Herald. The Narrow...

Dec 5, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Creative Writing Program Hosts Mighty Writers Youth Organization

Arcadia University’s Creative Writing program hosted children and high school students from the Mighty Writers organization on Nov. 11. After touring the campus, the Mighty Writers read from their own works at an open mic and collaborated with Arcadia students on how they could make improvements...

Nov 11, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Murer ’06 Recognized for Community Achievement at ANCA World Autism Festival

Phoebe Murer ’06, a graduate of Arcadia’s Psychology/Pre-Art Therapy program, received the third place International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) Award in Community Achievement at the 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival, held in Vancouver from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. As an ANCA World Ambassador,...

Oct 5, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Chestnut Hill Local Praises Betts’ Poetry Collection

On Sept. 29, the Chestnut Hill Local published a review praising of the poetry collection An Unwalled City by Genevieve Betts, adjunct professor of Creative Writing. “Betts’ work is filled with rich and iconic imagery, humor and reflection that can be enjoyed by those who have not spent years in...

Marcella Haddad Apr 5, 2016 8:00 pm

Foxes, Crows, and Words I Don't Know

Sometimes, poetry can be incomprehensible, even if it’s written in your native language. So at first, trying to memorize poems in the languages I was learning seemed like I was just making my life unnecessarily difficult. But after actually reading, translating, understanding, and memorizing poems...

Marcella Haddad Feb 2, 2016 7:00 pm

Be Too Much

“What advice do you have for aspiring writers?” New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo considered my question. She raised the mic and replied, “I’m going to give you the advice that everyone gives to aspiring writers.” She paused for a second, and grinned. “On a full moon, go outside...

Helen Armstrong Dec 12, 2015 7:00 pm

What College is Really About

When I signed up for Writing Poetry & Fiction, I willfully ignored one particular word in the course title: “Poetry.”’ I told myself that there really wouldn’t be much poetry at all, almost admittedly willing it to be so. I’ve always been much more of a fiction writer than anything else....

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Dec 1, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner, adjunct professor of English, interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit. James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica that...