About the Writers Series
The Writers Series brings to campus writers of distinction—poets, novelists, short-story writers, memoirists, playwrights—and ranges from the well-established to the up-and-coming. Past guests include writers Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur, Marilynn Robinson, Tobias Wolff and Richard Russo, as well as poet Jean Valentine. At each event, the writer gives a reading, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Books or CDs by the writer will be available for purchase. The events are free and open to the public.
Writers Return to Campus Series
Part of the Writers program, this series brings back to campus Arcadia alumni writers who have recently had a notable literary success in their lives.
For more information, contact Dr. Richard Wertime, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English and the Humanities, at 215-572-2963 or email@example.com.
2014-15 Writers Series Schedule
- Nathaniel Popkin: Lion and Leopard, Friday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
Grey Towers Castle
Author, journalist, and film critic Nathaniel Popkin will read and discuss his novel Lion and Leopard, which dramatically explores the crucible in which early America's leanings in culture and its taste in the arts had their often stormy, and sometimes violent, birth. The dominant figure of Charles Willson Peale comes into conflict with the independent, nonconformist painter John Lewis Krimmel—and the result is the stuff of mystery, high drama, and real suspense.
- Robin Black: Life Drawing, Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Commons Great Room
Award-winning author Robin Black returns to Arcadia’s campus to read and discuss her recently published debut novel, Life Drawing. She also is the author of the short story collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, for which she received Philadelphia’s coveted Athenaeum Literary Award.
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