The Library Foundation
has a new Writer-in-Residence, local high school English teacher Kurt Dinan.
Dinan teaches 10th grade English and creative writing at William Mason High School
. He also serves as the advisor for the school’s yearbook.
Dinan will make his first appearance in his new position at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Main Library’s Popular Library Lounge, where he’ll read from his first published young adult novel, Don’t Get Caught
. The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
“I started writing at 30, and I think when you find your passion, you want to be able to share it with people,” Dinan said.
He’ll have the opportunity to do just that, as he’ll share his talents through a variety of modes and mediums from now through next September.
Conducting writers’ workshops, hosting podcasts and blogging are just a few items on his agenda.
“I’m just really thrilled,” Dinan said. "I’ll have the opportunity to help other writers in the community and support the Library.”
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• Mark your calendar for Dinan's first appearance as Writer-in-Residence, which is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15.