Dino Enrique Piacentini

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Dino Enrique
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Dino Enrique Piacentini

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Dino Enrique Piacentini has taught creative writing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Houston, the Boldface Emerging Writers Conference, and Inprint Houston, and his writing has been published in several journals and newspapers, including The Massachusetts Review, The Globe & Mail, Gulf Coast Online, and Confrontation. He was a collaborating writer for the Aura Contemporary Ensemble’s Words and Music concert and served as Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Before becoming a writer, he worked in San Francisco as an arts administrator at The Asian Art Museum, The Mexican Museum, and Galería de la Raza and as a visual and media arts curator at Galería de la Raza and Artists’ Television Access. He earned his MFA at the University of Houston in 2016, where he was an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/M.D. Anderson Foundation Fellow. He currently lives in Denver and is working on his novel.

Classes with Dino Enrique Piacentini

Dino has the wonderful ability to meet you where you are, as a writer, while also challenging you to push your craft and voice further. And he creates a supportive environment in which to do that work - he was great at involving all of us in the conversation, and he gave relevant and inspiring examples of stories that we read closely for their elements and structure. His exercises invited us to play with the "clay" of our stories and not be overly intimidated by them or the blank page (both of which I've struggled with in the past). Just a great, empathic instructor and very knowledgeable about the inner workings of fiction.
Cory Garfin