On October 14, Widener English and Creative Writing was pleased to host noted author Dinty Moore as the fall Distinguished Visiting Writer. Moore directs the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University, and is the editor of Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction.
Moore read from his most recent book, Dear Mr. Essay Writer Guy, a collection of humorous prompts supplied by other well-known essayists, and Moore’s essays in response. An audience of faculty and students was treated to Moore’s thoughts on growing up Catholic, being a father to a teenaged daughter, and what it means to meet your writer heroes and have them turn out to be much different from how you might have imagined.
After several days of workshops and an excellent reading, I think we can all say that meeting Dinty Moore and hearing his work was just as enjoyable an experience as we could have imagined!