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began his teaching career in the 1960s, and over the years has taught English Literature to students of all ages in many locales, including New York City, Germany, Chicago, and the Chicago suburbs. He teaches at Oakton Community College and continues to provide creative writing workshops throughout the city. He is coauthor of three books on creative writing— Moe’s Café, Joan’s Junk Shop, and Write Through Chicago—along with several textbooks. He is the author of Inside Job: A Life of Teaching, a memoir; Hack, a biography of baseball superstar Hack Wilson; and Forest High, a collection of short stories. Among his most notable achievements as an educator was his founding of Young Chicago Authors in 1991, which today cultivates the creativity of more than 10,000 local teens annually through programs of writing and publication and performance education.
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