Creative Writing

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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...

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Mar 18, 2011 Purnell Cropper

New: M.F.A. in Creative Writing with Study Abroad in Scotland, Italy

Arcadia University’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is the only low-residency program in the Philadelphia area with both a dynamic online community and residencies abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Umbria, Italy, announced Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Academic Vice President....