Renita M. Romasco

Tags: Academic Writing; Literacy; Short Story

Dinty W. Moore

Criticism, Journalism

Dinty W. Moore is an American essayist and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, including The Story Cure, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, and The Mindful Writer. His memoir, Between Panic and Desire, received the Grub Street National Book Prize for Non-Fiction in 2008.  Moore’s essays and stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Arts & Letters, the Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and Crazyhorse. He also edits Brevity, an online journal of creative nonfiction, and is on the editorial board of Creative Nonfiction magazine.

In the years following his graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Moore worked as a reporter for United Press International, as a documentary filmmaker at Falling Springs Films and as an actor and dancer for Danceteller in Philadelphia. He also served as an editor at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1987.

In 1990, Moore completed his Master of Fine Arts in writing at Louisiana State University. He taught creative writing at Penn State Altoona from 1990 to 2007 and is currently professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Ohio University.

Dinty W. Moore: Writer Guy | profile | The Writer
Author Q&A: Dinty W. Moore | interview | Writer’s Digest
Writing Tips from Dinty W. Moore, Author of ‘Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy’ | interview | Penguin Random House

Festival Years: 2018