About Molly Moynahan

Photo of Molly MoynahanAfter completing an undergraduate degree in English & History (Rutgers University BA, Trinity College Dublin) I received a Masters In Fiction Writing (Brooklyn College) and worked as an editor in NYC for Random House and Bantam-Doubleday-Dell. I have taught writing and English for 20 years, eleven years of college level creative writing and composition in Universities such as Rutgers, SMU, DePaul and the University of Texas and nine years of high school English instruction. During my nine years as a certified English teacher at Evanston Township High School I have taught every level of student in the junior and senior grades from the lowest to Advanced Placement English Literature. My writing intensive courses have included creative writing, journalism, critical thinking and AP Literature and Composition. I have facilitated and coached thousands of students through the process of writing the College Admissions Essay. Before leaving ETHS I submitted a proposal for a writing center which was accepted and created based on my ideas. Since leaving ETHS I have taught AP Literature and Honors English at New Trier High School.

A three time published novelist, my latest novel, Stone Garden was a New York Times Notable Book for 2003, was translated into Japanese and German and was chosen as a top Teen Read by teenagers and librarians across the country. My short stories and essays have been published in Mademoiselle, North American Review, and The Best Texas Stories, and on 848-a Chicago NPR Arts program. I am a columnist for the online Literary Magazine The Neworld Review. My column is called "The Writer's World" and focuses on issues of writing. My play "Clay" will receive a staged reading on September 11th in Chicago. In October 2010 I will offer a six week adult creative writing class that will be appropriate for all genres focusing on creativity, process and finding your story.

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