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Kelly Writers Series Welcomes Honor Moore on September 30

Kelly Writers Series Welcomes Honor Moore on September 30

August 24, 2009

Honor Moore 2009a.jpgAugust 24, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Honor Moore, whose recent recent memoir, The Bishop's Daughter, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, will visit DePauw University on Wednesday, September 30. Presented by the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series, Moore's presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The event is presented free of admission charge and is open to all. (photo: Marion Ettlinger)

A poet, playwright, theater critic, memoirist and biographer, Moore edited the 2009 anthology Poems from the Women's Movement, which was selected as one of O: The Oprah Magazine's "25 Books You Can't Put Down" for summer 2009.

Published in May 2008, The Bishop's Daughter was named a "Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2008" by the Los Angeles Times, an "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times and was selected by the National Book Critics Circle for its"Good Reads" recommended reading list.

Moore's biography, The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter, wasHonor Moore Bishops Daughter.jpg a New York Times "Notable Book" in 1996. Her play Mourning Pictures was produced on Broadway and was published in The New Women's Theatre: Ten Plays by Contemporary American Women, which she edited. She has authored three collections of poems and is also the editor of Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the Library of America and co-editor of The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems, translated by Paul Schmidt. From 2005-07, Moore was an off-Broadway theatre critic for the New York Times.

She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in the New Republic, New Yorker, and the Paris Review.She teaches in the graduate writing programs at the New School and Columbia University School of the Arts.

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