Creative Writing

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Mar 13, 2012 Purnell Cropper

What a Method Actor Can Teach You about Writing

By Michael Schwartz ’14 Arcadia University students and faculty, as well as members of the local creative community, were treated to an insightful lecture by multi-disciplinarian Keith Strunk. A devoted method actor, Strunk connected with the audience through interactive exercises and made...

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Nov 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

The Intelligencer: Arcadia Hosts Writers Forum, Nov. 18

The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pa.) recently reported on young adult author Marie Lamba’s upcoming presentation, “An Insider’s Look at Young Adult Fiction: Writing, Publishing and the YA Author’s Life,” which will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The talk,...

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Oct 25, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Marathon Literary Review Open for Submissions

  Marathon Literary Review, the new literary journal affiliated with Arcadia’s MFA in Creative Writing, is open for submissions until Wednesday, Nov. 30. The journal aims to publish an eclectic range of contemporary work, including art, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, photography and...

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Oct 25, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Ambler Gazette: Elwork '04M Joins Friends at Arcadia

The Ambler Gazette recently interviewed Paul Elwork ’04M, author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead, published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group, 2011). He was welcomed back to Arcadia on Oct. 21, through the University's Writers Return to Campus series. "A small independent press,...

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Aug 19, 2011 Purnell Cropper

New M.F.A. in Creative Writing Kicks Off, Cohort 1 Includes 14 Dynamic Writers

Arcadia’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program kicked off on July 31 with 14 students traveling from around the United States to attend the first residency. The weeklong residency, which occurred at the King of Prussia Campus, gave poetry and fiction students a chance to interact and...

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Aug 5, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Columnist: Wertime Knows How to 'Wrangle the Writing Life'

“Write first because you love to do so; respect the high demands of the craft that good writing requires of you; have resiliency and patience as you cultivate your abilities; and recognize that you must go to the world — the world won’t come to you!," writes Book Bound columnist Nicolette Milholin...

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Jul 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

MFA Kicks Off With Literary Reading, Aug. 3

To kick off Arcadia's new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree, the program is hosting a reading on August 3 in the Castle Dining Room at 7 p.m. Professors Quincy Scott Jones and Joshua Isard will read from their work as well as visiting writers Paul Elwork ’04M and Paula Raimondo ’06 M....

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Jul 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Tooker, Oakman Plan 'Artists Against Censorship' Literary Event

Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M, a staff member in University Relations, and Tamara Oakman, a graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program, are planning “Artists Against Censorship,” a literary fundraising event aimed at raising awareness for Burma’s political prisoners. The event—which...

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Jul 15, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Fiction Writers Explore Umbria's Hill Towns

In the land of delicious food, 13 graduate students are exploring the art of fiction writing while enjoying the sites of Italy as part of the Umbrian Fiction Writers’ Workshop. Already inspired by Umbria’s hill towns, students are busy writing and learning the importance of developing a writing...

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Jul 15, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Elwork '04M Reflects on First Editorial Experience at Book Reading, July 8

Paul Elwork ’04M returned to the Glenside campus July 8 to read from his book The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead, which was published by Amy Einhorn Books (Penguin Group) in March. The even kicked off the Creative Writing Institute, a four-week program which gives students the opportunity to...

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Jul 1, 2011 Purnell Cropper

14 Students Prepare for Fiction Residency in Umbria

On Thursday, 14 students will jet off to Umbria, Italy, for Arcadia’s first-ever fiction writer’s residency abroad. The 10-day experience includes intensive writing workshops, a visit with poets Allan Williamson and Jeanne Foster, and five cultural excursions to nearby hill towns. “What I'm most...

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May 4, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Art Share: Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni Illuminate Literature and the Arts

Arcadia Art Share, a new multimedia project featured in the Bulletin and on Facebook, showcases original work from members of the Arcadia community, highlights their inspirations and processes, and provides an outlet for literary and artistic discussions. The project began as a way to celebrate...