DINTY W. MOORE TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
By A. É. Coleman
UCA Department of Writing
CONWAY — Creative nonfiction writer Dinty W. Moore will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Sept. 15-16.
Moore, director of Ohio University’s B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs in Creative Writing, has written a host of essays and novels, including Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. His most recent book, Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals (Random House 2015) is on Poets & Writers‘ website list of Best Books For Writers.
Moore will give a public reading Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall 103. A book-signing will follow.
Also as part of the residency, he will give a craft talk and workshop for UCA students.
“Moore’s visit will help expand our growing literary culture here in central Arkansas,” said Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice, faculty sponsor of the residency.
Moore has received a starred review from Library Review, and Randon Billings Noble of avclub.com said of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy “…the book as a whole will leave you feeling educated, amused, and perhaps even inspired.”
As well as editing Brevity: The Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, Moore has also published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine among others.
For more information, contact Vanderslice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 450-3340.
The Artist in Residence program is funded by UCA’s arts fee and is administered by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. For more information about the program, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293 or e-mail email@example.com.
The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.