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“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

Patrick Hyun Wilson May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors...

English Professor Michael Spurgeon leads a discussion in his English Creative Writing 455 class. ENGCW 455 read all submissions sent to Ad Lumen. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

ARC becomes home to nation’s only university-style literary press

Luis Gael October 5, 2017

American River College’s English Department has created a program unlike any other in the country. ARC is now home to the nation’s only community college-based university-style literary press and...

The crowd looks on as Christian Kiefer speaks during the 2016 SummerWords conference at ARC. (File Photo)

SummerWords returns for sixth annual workshop

Mack Ervin III May 9, 2017

American River College will host its sixth annual creative writing workshop SummerWords late this spring from May 25-28. SummerWords is a creative writing festival that will feature panels, workshops,...

Author and ARC English professor, Lois Ann Abraham reads a passage from her novel “Tina Goes to Heaven during a College Hour speech on March 9, in Raef Hall room 120. Abraham has been published twice before both works by ARCs publication Ad Lumen Press. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

‘Prostitution is not funny’

Cheyenne Drury March 13, 2017

‘Prostitution is not funny’ was the theme stressed at Thursday’s college hour with ARC professor Lois Ann Abraham’s reading of her novel “Tina Goes to Heaven,” in Raef Hall. In the book,...

Christian Kiefer was recently named best creative writer in Sacramento. (Photo courtesy of Christian Kiefer)

ARC professor named best creative writer in Sacramento

Jared Smith October 17, 2016

English Professor Christian Kiefer loves to write. He was newly named best creative writer of Sacramento by the Sacramento News and Review (SNR). A modest man, Kiefer joked that the SNR has no taste. Kiefer...

(Left to right) American River College English professors Cathy Arellano, Christian Kiefer and Lois Ann Abraham answer question after their readings at the first day of SummerWords. The creative writing festival is a four-day event that ends on Sunday. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Faculty readings kick off the first day of SummerWords

Jordan Schauberger and Hannah Darden May 27, 2016

By Hannah Darden and Jordan Schauberger The annual SummerWords creative writing festival kicked off its fifth year with featured faculty writers Christian Kiefer, Lois Ann Abraham and Cathy Arellano...

ARC Professor reads from his new book, “The Animals”

ARC Professor reads from his new book, “The Animals”

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham May 5, 2015

College hour was packed with students waiting to hear author and English Professor Christian Kiefer read from his newest novel, “The Animals” Tuesday. Kiefer followed the reading with a question and...

American River College professor, Christian Kiefer, speaking at SummerWords last year. Kiefers most recent publication, The Animals is getting big reviews.

ARC professor’s new novel gets notable reviews

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury April 9, 2015

His newly released novel “The Animals” has been featured in the Sacramento Bee and was reviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle and by the author of “California” Edan Lepucki who was interviewed...

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