Creative Writing

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...

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...