Creative Writing

Marcella Haddad Oct 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Reality Check

Everyone has a point in their lives where they realize that they have to grow up and stop believing in fairies and magic. For me, that point just happened to be halfway through my first semester of college. It had been building up for weeks. We’d been reading nothing but realistic fiction in...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read her...

Marcella Haddad Oct 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Nathaniel Popkin

I was supposed to tell a story in six pages. Some people only did one page, others went over, but I was right on the dot. I submitted six pages from the beginning of one of my novels. I sent it in, printed out the submissions from the nine other workshop participants, and nervously waited for...

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Jan 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard, assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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Jan 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard, assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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Jun 25, 2013 JoLynne Bremmer

Video: MFA Professor Publishes Debut Novel, Guides Students in Their Writing Journey

Anyone who writes a book while leading Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program can hardly be labeled a slacker, so it doesn’t seem as if Joshua Isard modeled the protagonist in his debut novel after himself. Conquistador of the Useless, released earlier this month, is the fruit...

Nov 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to  learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist, on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were...

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Oct 22, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik, a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly. Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...

Oct 22, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

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Oct 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Pulp Zine Party Launches Arcadia into Creative Commotion

By Francesca Mayr ’16 Lively, innovative, and unhindered by arbitrary conventions, Arcadia’s literary party-goers took the mic at the Pulp zine launch party in the Castle Rose Room Oct. 11. The event sparked interest in the publication, which is sponsored by the Writing Center and designed to...

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Jul 28, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Elrick ’11M Pursues Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design

Kathy Elrick ’11M was accepted to Clemson University’s Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design (RCID) Ph.D. program. She plans to teach on the University level, hoping to help students of all disciplines learn essential skills. “To succeed in anything, you have to figure out how to make an...

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Jul 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Chestnut Hill Local: Kramon Kicks Off Creative Writing Institute, July 20

On July 13 Chestnut Hill Local featured Sue Ann Rybak's interview with Justin Kramon, a novelist from Chestnut Hill, Pa., who will give a reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Finny, on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reading is part of Arcadia University's Creative...