Creative Writing

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 Jen 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...

Marcella Haddad Nov 27, 2015 7:00 pm

The Slayer's Guide to Storytelling

The people you don’t like are a part of you. They have some exaggerated mannerism or quality that you dislike because, on some level, you are the same. Same goes for people that you like. Your friends have qualities that are similar to your favorite parts of yourself. At least, that’s...

Arcadia students share writing tips and styles with students in Philadelphia's Mighty Writers program.

Nov 17, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia, Philadelphia High School Students Come Together for Mighty Writers Open Mic

By Alexander Wells '17 When I heard about the collaboration between Arcadia students and Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers, I hardly expected to witness a rap concert in the Fireplace Lounge.   I’d imagined something more like the meet-and-greet I attended earlier in the day, where Lotus,...

Marcella Haddad Nov 11, 2015 7:00 pm

10 Steps to (Relatively) Painless Fiction Writing

For all of you aspiring writers who have ever had to face the process of actually writing something, fear not! Below is a step-by-step guide that is guaranteed to get your story written with minimum effort and maximum caffeine consumption. Step 1: Assignment You receive an assignment from...

Helen Armstrong Nov 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Confessions of an Ex-English Major

I spent my first semester of college in London, floating in a cloudy wonderland, scarfing down pasta in Italy and tapas in Spain. It was a wonderful experience. I traveled across Europe for several months and took classes in photography, journalism, and writing. It didn’t feel anything like “real...