Saturday, April 6, 2013

Introducing Morning Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Instructor Dinty W. Moore

Dinty W. Moore

Dinty is author of numerous books, including The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life,Crafting the Personal Essay: A Guide for Writing and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, and the memoir Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Having failed as a zookeeper, modern dancer, Greenwich Village waiter, filmmaker, and wire service journalist, he now writes essays and stories. He has been published in The Southern ReviewThe Georgia ReviewHarpersThe New York Times Sunday MagazineThe Philadelphia Inquirer MagazineGettysburg ReviewUtne Readerand Crazyhorse,
among numerous other venues. Dinty lives in Athens, Ohio, which he calls "the funkadelicious, hillbilly-hippie Appalachian epicenter of the locally-grown, locally-consumed, goats-are-for-cheese, paw-paws-are-for-eatin', artisanal-salsa, our-farmers-market-rocks-the-hills sub-culture," where he grows his own heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions, and teaches in and serves as director of Ohio University's BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.

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