Visiting Writers

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...

Helen Armstrong Oct 25, 2015 8:00 pm

Am I Really Interviewing Alan Cumming?

Luck is being in the right place at the right time. Fortunately for me, my lucky stars aligned, landing me in a chair across from actor and author Alan Cumming for a one-on-one interview. Yeah, that Alan Cumming—Floop from Spy Kids, as he’s best known to anyone from the ages of 15 to 25. But...

Sep 21, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

WHYY’s Kevin McCorry ’10M to Speak on Education in PA for Writers Return to Campus

The Writers Return to Campus series welcomes Kevin McCorry ’10M, award-winning senior education writer for WHYY, to Arcadia on Friday, Oct. 9. McCorry will speak on his experience covering education in Pennsylvania and on the struggles in the Philadelphia school system. The event is free and open...

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Jul 2, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Inquirer: Author Bryant ’99M Receives Sibert Medal

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that author Jen Bryant ’99M won the Robert F. Sibert Medal for her most recent picture book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. The Right Word recounts the life of Peter Mark Roget, the British physician who created Roget’s Thesaurus. Given at the...

Jun 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Award-winning Author Beth Kephart to Lead Creative Writing Weekend, Give Reading

Visiting Writer Beth Kephart will lead writing workshops June 27-28 as part of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program's Summer Creative Writing Institute. In addition to teaching a private master class, Kephart will read passages from her books Small Damages, Going Over, One Thing Stolen, and This...

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Author Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M Led Q&A on Campus

Author, professor, and motorcycle enthusiast Michael Pogach ’05M, ’09M led a Q&A in the Castle Rose and Mirror Rooms on Feb. 27 as part of Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus series. Pogach, who teaches English at Northampton Community College, has published five short stories and recently...

Jan 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Award-winning Poet Jericho Brown to Read at Arcadia University

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his recent collection of poetry The New Testament, one of Library Journal’s  best books of the year and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, at Arcadia University on Feb. 11. The event...

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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Apr 1, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Shannon Nichola Stoner Returns to Arcadia University April 19 to Discuss Egyptian Novel Series

Shannon Nichola Stoner, author of a trilogy of novels set in Ancient Egypt and 2004 graduate of Arcadia University, returns to her alma mater on Friday, April 19, to deliver “Two Worlds Collide in the Works of Shannon Nichola Stoner.” Part of the Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus Series,...

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Mar 14, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Montgomery News: Kaier Tames Tangled Body Image in ‘Beauty is a Verb’

Montgomery News featured Anne Kaier, Adjunct Professor of English, for her contribution to Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), edited by Jennifer Bratlett, Sheila Black and Michael Northen, on March 13. The collection of poems and essays provides insight into the...

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Oct 14, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Columnist: Elwork '04M Pens Haunting Tale on 'Spirit Knocking'

In Montgomery News' latest edition of Book Bound, columnist Nicolette Milholin writes about Paul Elwork '04M and his interest in the spirit world. Elwork is reading at Arcadia Univeristy on Oct. 21 as part of the Writers Returns to Campus Series. "I think an interest in the spirit world is deep in...