Visiting Author Dinty Moore, March 23 & 24



Author Dinty W. Moore will visit Kalamazoo Valley Community College on March 23 and 24 as part of the college’s annual “About Writing” Visiting Writers Series. From 10 to 10:45 a.m. both days, he’ll read selections from his work and from 2:15 to 3 p.m., Moore will talk about writing.

Moore is author of numerous books including The Mindful Writer, which several Kalamazoo Valley writing classes have been reading this semester. Some of his other books include Flash Nonfiction, Between Panic and Desire, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, The Accidental Buddhist, and the Emperor’s Virtual Clothes. His work has been published in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, Crazyhorse, and Okey-Panky, among numerous other venues.

Moore 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 a crop of brilliant undergraduate and stunningly talented graduate students as director of Ohio University’s BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.

Kalamazoo Valley's "About Writing" Visiting Writers series is coordinated by English instructor Rob Haight and offers students the opportunity to talk with professional writers and listen to their work. Moore’s readings and craft talks will take place in the Student Commons Theater, room 4240, at the Texas Township Campus, 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo. The events are open to the public.

For more information, contact Rob Haight, or 269.488.4452.