Welcome to my website!
I am a writer, a painter, and - least notably - a retired high school English teacher. I loved teaching, and I taught for thirty-three years, but I retired before I became one of the embittered old bastards I had when I was in high school. Or one of my nameless colleagues.
Since I retired, I returned to school and earned a second masters degree, an MFA in creative writing, from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Goddard was one of the top five best things I have ever done in my life. It is the place where I feel more like myself than practically anywhere else on earth.
My wife, Ann, and I have traveled extensively since I retired. We have been to England several times, including trips with our two grandsons that were twelfth birthday presents. We have been to the Balkans, cruised Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal and cruised around the bottom of South America from Buenos Aires to Santiago. We have also visited Italy three times and spent two weeks in Greece with our Travel Buddies Ted and Carol.
I hate traveling, but I love being places.
Name: Bill Moser
Status: Married since 1967 to Ann
Hometown: Near Akron
Living in: A Chicago 'burb
Grew up: Did I ever grow up? Mostly all over
Schools: Eisenhower High School, Decatur, IL, Eastern Illinois University - B.S. in Ed. (English Major), Governors State University - M.A. (Communications), Goddard College - M.F.A (Creative Writing - Long Fiction)
Avocation: Painter (of pictures mostly, occasionally of walls)
Son: Daniel, living in our hearts
Chosen Family: Son Derek, Daughter Shannon, Grandchildren David, Jonathan, Alexa, Greyson, Ella, and Gavin
This is the Clockhouse at Goddard College. The MFA-Creative Writing Alumni Group Clockhouse Writers' Conference and Retreat takes its name from this landmark on campus.
The light house at Fort Warden on Puget Sound in Port Townsend, WA. Fort Warden is the home of the Centrum Writers' Conference, which I like to attend every summer. I didn't make it out there this year, and I really missed it.