Arcadia University Hosts Author and Poet Laren McClung, Oct. 26

Writers Return to Campus Lecture Series

Glenside, Pa.—October 15, 2012—Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus will host author and poet Laren McClung ’01, ’03MAE on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. McClung’s lecture “At the Confluence of Rivers and Mouths: Poetry of War, Witness, and Imagination” is free and open to the public.

McClung also holds a graduate degree New York University. She has been the recipient of a Teachers & Writers Collaborative Van Lier Fellowship and has led yearlong workshops in creative writing at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and in New York University’s Veterans Writing Workshop for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Her work has appeared in journals and reviews including the Massachusetts Review, War, Literature & the Arts, PN Review and Cerise Press. She currently teaches at New York University.

Arcadia’s Writers Return to Campus Series is part of the Writers Series and brings back to campus Arcadia alumni writers who have recently had a notable literary success in their lives.

The Writers Series also 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.

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

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. ( )