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Word Soup for the soul; professors showcase work for National Poetry Month

American River College will celebrate National Poetry Month by showcasing two professors personal poetry on April 4, 2019 in Raef Hall at ARC. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
April 2, 2019

American River College will celebrate National Poetry Month on April 4 by hosting its annual Word Soup event, during which English professors Gina Barnard and Gloria Pace Valle will read some of their...

Nonprofit hosts benefit concert to help ex- sex workers

All leftover proceeds from the concert will go to the nonprofit Community Against Sexual Harm. (Photo courtesy of Bryan Herndon)
April 20, 2017

Someone very dear to his heart is involved in the world of sex trafficking, she has been a sex worker since she was 14 years old; she is what inspired him to spearhead the benefit concert, Sounds for Safety....

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

American River Review art submission by ARC student in a previous edition. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)
March 18, 2017

The American River Review is accepting art submissions for its annual literary magazine, which features different categories like prose, poetry, fashion, culinary and visual arts. The ARR is a literature...

Black History Month celebration event at ARC entertains and teaches students about black culture

Cheleysa Oliver sings for the Black History Month Celebration Close-Out event inside the Student Center on Feb. 23, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)
February 28, 2017

This month of February celebrates the history of black Americans through art, music, poetry and dance.  A “Black History Month Close-Out” showcased a variety of black cultured entertainment at American...

ARC student turns trash into art

Artist John Klaiber paints the flower of life geometric design on an old surfboard during his
November 15, 2016

Inside of a century-old kiln with 10 ft high brick walls covered in decades of soot and char stands an artist. His only light source, a near-blinding work light that stings your eyes if you even look in...

American River College’s speaker series hosts influential poet

Award winning poet Patricia Smith reads her latest work with American River College students and faculty during a reading event for her poetry in Raef Hall 160 at the ARC campus on Feb 9, 2016. (Photograph by Timon Barkley)
February 16, 2016

American River College hosted their latest speaker series event on Feb. 9, featuring Patricia Smith, author of six critically-acclaimed volumes of poetry. Smith came off as funny and lighthearted, cracking...

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC
May 18, 2015

A Cameroonian and American poet reflects on her time at American River College and how it brought her writing to a matured exploration of her two competing cultural identities. Viola Allo grew up in...

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading
April 30, 2015

American River College’s annual Word Soup faculty poetry reading took place at Tuesday’s college hour as National Poetry Month concludes this April. English professors Traci Gourdine and Cathy Arellano...

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