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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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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 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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Jul 1, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Joanne Leva '84: 'Poetry Is Like Breathing'

By Larry Atkins While poetry is becoming hot in popular culture, Joanne Leva ’84 has been stoking the poetry fires for 20 years. Leva, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Arts, is the founder and director of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program, a nonprofit organization that...

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May 10, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Black Receives Philadelphia’s Athenaeum Literary Award

Robin Black, who has taught Advanced Fiction Writing at Arcadia, received Philadelphia’s coveted Athenaeum Literary Award for her short-story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, as reported by Philly.com. The prize recognizes and encourages literary achievement among authors who are “...

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Mar 22, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Visiting Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Author Brad Watson, March 25

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes award-winning author Brad Watson, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. in advance of Watson’s reading, and his books will be on sale for him to...

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