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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)

Thomas Cathey

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 best poems to those in attendance. Both readers will have about 15 to 20 minutes to present their w...

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)

Cheyenne Drury

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. Bryan Herndon is one of the lead organizers for Sounds for Safety. The event, which includes a perf...

Students Submit Work for the ARR Publication:

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

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 and arts magazine produced annually by American River College students; the well-respected p...

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)

Allante Morris

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 a joke before she started her reading. She began with her new book, which focuses on police ...

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Multicultural poet attributes her success to her time at ARC

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

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 Cameroon and moved to the United States in 1998, the same year she began attending American River College,...

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading

English professors recite their poetry at their annual Word Soup reading

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

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 read from each of their published works, mostly in literary magazines and chat books. This...

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