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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 Luis Alberto Urrea speaks the the crowd at American River College during his keynote speech at SummerWords.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

SummerWords welcomes Urrea for keynote speech

Jordan Schauberger June 5, 2016

Bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea gave the keynote speech at American River College’s SummerWords creative writing festival last Saturday, sharing anecdotes from his life before reciting a story...

(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 year's 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...

Suzanne Roberts, a published writer, leads a workshop on travel writing at SummerWords.

Published writer teaches the ins and outs of travel writing at SummerWords

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels July 8, 2015

Suzanne Roberts said that one way for travel writers to get into writing about a location is to look at their hobbies during her workshop at SummerWords. “When you think about the things that you...

Carolyn Forche recites her poetry at SummerWords on May 30. Forche is an internationally renowned, award winning poet.

Internationally renowned poet concludes SummerWords event

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini June 25, 2015

Internationally renowned award winning poet Carolyn Forche was the keynote speaker on the last night of the SummerWords creative writing festival at American River College last month. Forche’s poetry...

Number two New York Times Bestselling author speaks at ARC

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels June 1, 2015

Update August 24, 2015, 3:12 p.m.: An earlier version of this story falsely reported that Edan Lepucki's publisher was the Hatchet Book Group. In fact, the correct spelling is Hachette. By all rights...

ARC professors discuss the basics of screenwriting at SummerWords

ARC professors discuss the basics of screenwriting at SummerWords

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini May 30, 2015

During a panel discussion on screenwriting, American River College English professor Jason Sinclair Long told an audience at SummerWords what it was like when he pitched a screenplay in Hollywood. “He...

ARC adjunct and novelist shares insight into young adult fiction

ARC adjunct and novelist shares insight into young adult fiction

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid May 30, 2015

For American River College adjunct professor and writer Erika Mailman, choosing to write her first young adult novel, “Haunted,” was mainly motivated by the story she was struck with one night after...

SummerWords opens with poetry and pastries

SummerWords opens with poetry and pastries

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini May 29, 2015

Dozens of American River College faculty and creative writing students spent Thursday night speaking with published authors and enjoying pastries on the opening night of SummerWords. SummerWords is...

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