Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Wayétu Moore, a novelist and memoirist whose essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Guernica, will teach fiction and nonfiction courses for the low-residency program, which kicks off this Saturday.
Moore’s debut novel, She Would Be King, will be released by Graywolf Press in September, and her memoir will also be published by Graywolf in 2019. In addition to her reputation as a writer, Moore is also known as the founder of One More Book, a nonprofit organization that encourages reading among children in countries with low literacy rates and in underrepresented cultures. She has been featured for her work in The Economist, NPR, NBC, BET, and ABC, among other publishing and media outlets.
Moore is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Southern California and is currently a Margaret Mead Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College, where she is researching the impact of culturally relevant curriculum and learning aids in elementary classrooms of underrepresented groups. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.