UI Hosts Dinty W. Moore, Award-Winning Writer Sept. 25

Monday, September 16 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – Dinty W. Moore will read from his work and sign books Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom at the Menard Law Building on the University of Idaho campus.

“Dinty is considered one of the finest nonfiction essay teachers in the country,” said Doug Heckman, University of Idaho MFA Creative Writing program director. “As a writer, he’s constantly exploring how to write powerful essays and stories. His latest foray into flash nonfiction is fascinating.”

Moore, winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, is author of nine books, including “The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life.” He’s also author of the memoir “Between Panic & Desire,” winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. Moore has published essays and stories in “The Southern Review,” “The Georgia Review,” “Harpers” and “The New York Times Sunday Magazine.”

Moore is a professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University. He will visit the University of Idaho campus as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series. The reading is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the University of Idaho English Department, the Distinguished Visiting Writer series brings writers of national significance to work with University of Idaho students and present their work at a public reading.

Future readings in the 2013-2014 series include Tyehimba Jess on Oct. 23 and Teju Cole on Nov. 13.

For more information on this and other MFA Creative Writing events and programs, please visit: www.uidaho.edu/class/english/ or contact Heckman at dheckman@uidaho.edu.
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