Poet, playwright and author Honor Moore will be University of Richmond’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence during the fall semester 2011.

Moore will teach two creative writing classes for undergraduates, give a public reading as part of the English department’s annual Writers Series, and host another prominent writer of her choice for a public reading on campus.

Moore, who has enjoyed success in almost every form of writing, is author of the 1996 biography “The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter” and the 2009 memoir “The Bishop’s Daughter.” The latter was named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times and a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times.

Moore also has published three collections of poems, “Red Shoes,” “Darling” and “Memoir.” She has received awards in poetry and playwriting from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State and Connecticut commissions for the arts. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction in 2004.