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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,...

Paul Francios discussing the upcoming sci-fi writing contest with Phil Smith in the Librabry on October 18, 2016. (James Saling)

ARC to host first Annual Sci-Fiction writing contest

Jared Smith October 20, 2016

The details of the American River College first annual Science Fiction Writing Contest were discussed at a college hour held in the Library today. The first prize will be given $200 and will be considered,...

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...

Renowned poet Carolyn Forche recites her poetry during her keynote speech at SummerWords in 2015. This years event will take place from May 26 through May 29 and the keynote speaker will be best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea. (File photo)

SummerWords to bring creativity to ARC

Jordan Schauberger April 30, 2016

From May 26 through May 29, the American River College creative writing department will be hosting its fifth SummerWords at ARC, a community-based creative writing event featuring workshops, panel discussions...

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