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Widener to Welcome Author Dinty Moore for Reading and Q-and-A


Author Dinty Moore will appear on campus Oct. 14.

The Widener University English and Creative Writing departments will welcome author Dinty Moore on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. as part of the university’s Distinguished Writers Series. Open to the public, Moore will read from a selection of his work followed by a Q-and-A and book signing.

Moore specializes in memoir and literary nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, and more. He received the Grub Street National Book Prize for non-fiction for his humorous memoir, “Between Panic and Desire,” which documents his experience of growing up in a postmodern world. Some of his other titles offer advice and personal reflections on a variety of writing styles.

Prior to his reading, Moore will participate in five tutorials to offer students who have shared their own creative nonfiction with him feedback and advice.

Moore’s reading on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. takes place in Widener’s Kapelski Learning Center, Room 1, located on the corner of Walnut and East 14th streets in Chester, Pa.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,200 students. Widener is proud to be a tobacco-free university. Visit the university website,