June 2014
Dave's essay "How Things Break" is selected as runner-up for the Iowa Review Prize in nonfiction by contest judge David Shields (out of over 250 entries). Check out Shields' praise for the essay.

May 2014
Dave profiles "the best pizza chef in America" Chris Bianco for the lovely print magazine edible Baja Arizona

April 2014
Both pieces submitted by Dave to the Iowa Review Nonfiction contest are passed along as finalists.

March 2014
The Writer-in-Residence for Randolph College in 2015 will be... Dave Mondy!

March 2014
Dave's story is featured on the cover for the latest issue of Edible... check out the mysterious michelada (it's history and secrets) here.

January 2014
Dave interviews Jonathan Lethem for Essay Daily.

January 2014
Dave performs live with Odyssey Storytellers... Check it out on YouTube.

January 2014
At Tavern on the Mill in Phoenix, AZ -- a reading from Dave's new work about going to every store in the Mall of America without ever leaving the premises.

December 2013
Graduation! Dave receives his MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The University of Arizona, the #2 rated program in the country. Much thanks to Dave's thesis adviser Ander Monson, the thesis committee in general, and the great writers and professors at the U of AZ.

November 2013
An reading at Case Libre in Tucson from Dave's book manuscript, Men Without Heads.

August 2013
In addition to teaching his usual Creative Nonfiction workshops at The University of Arizona, Dave creates a new class for the University: Writing for Radio and Live Storytelling.

February 2013
Time for Spring Training... and Dave's piece at Essay Daily about Jim Bouton's Ball Four.
December 2012
Dave gives a reading of recent work at Casa Libre in Tucson.

November 2012
Dave receives a Foundation Award from The University of Arizona for his essay, "How Things Break."

August 2012
The start of a great year of teaching 200-level Creative Nonfiction Workshops at The University of Arizona.

May 2012
A huge audience shows up at The Fitzgerald Theater for Muse for Music. Written/hosted by Dave, with Jeremy Messersmith, and special guests P.O.S. and Chastity Brown. Check out the review. 

April 2012
New show announced with MPR at The Fitzgerald Theater, with Jeremy Messersmith and great musical guests.  Check out Muse for Music on May 19th!

February 2012
Participates in the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Chicago; his baseball story is nominated for an AWP Intro Journals Award.

January 2012
StoryCraft at Minnesota Public Radio with Kevin Kling

December 2011
Dave returns to Minneapolis to perform in the Rockstar Storytellers recent show.

October 2011
Dave's new baseball story is nominated for AWP's Intro Journals award.

August 2011
Dave drives across the U.S. to start his MFA at the prestigious Creative Nonfiction program at the U of Arizona.

June 2011
Check out the final show of this season of The Entertainment Machine.
"Following in the footsteps of radio/variety show titans like A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life, and The Moth... The Entertainment Machine is a whirlwind of local talent encompassing a myriad of acts.
" --City Pages

4/11/2011
The Entertainment Machine is back for a second season!  The only live radio show created with advanced technology... its next episode is recorded live at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater on Sunday, March 11 @7PM. Buy tickets hereFacebook invite here.

3/23/2011
Competing for the storytelling team in The Big Word Showdown -- Storytellers Versus Slammers.  8pm, Theater Garage.  Hope no one brings a blade.

January 2011
Dave is taking a little time off from performance and writing to apply to MFA programs...

11/20
Appearing on KTALK 107.1 to promote the final episode of The Entertainment Machine on Sunday 11/21.  Buy tickets here!  Oh yes.

9/10
After almost selling out its debut show, The Entertainment Machine returns to the BLB on Sun. Sept. 26th.  Get tickets here.

8/10
New show announced!

The Entertainment Machine, a live radio show created with advanced technology, debuts Aug. 29th at 7pm at the BLB. Click here for the press release and photo.

8/10
Hosting the open mic at Fringe Central

7/10
Dave performs new work at CONvergence

6/10
Dave hosts The Rockstar Storytellers.

3/10
Dave's latest fiction is broadcast on KFAI

2/10
Dave is a featured performer at Rockstar Storytellers.

11/09
Dave takes a break from performance/publication to apply to grad schools

10/09
New memoir published in the Fall '09 issue of flashquake

9/09
Dave directs/produces/performs in AXED!... which wins the Audience Encore Award the the MN Fringe

5/09
Graduation!  With honors!  BFA in "Writing for Performance" from Metro State U

12/24/08
Dave's new holiday story is broadcast across MPR stations for their holiday feature

3/3/08
Hey!  Another Solas award for travel writing!

3/30/08
The Radio All Stars, the radio variety show which is Dave's latest production, is A-Listed by City Pages and a featured recommendation by Metro Mag

1/04/08
Dave is a featured performer as part of the newly-minted collective, The Rockstar Storytellers

9/21/07
Another triumphal (and prurient) appearance on the MPR Story Slam

8/22/07
A series of filmed monologues debut in the new literary magazine, The Smart Set

3/01/07
Dave wins three national awards for travel writing

12/4/06
Sin Cities 7, the MN Fringe's "Must See" cabaret is reborn as a seven month series at the BLB

Dave Mondy is a writer/performer/producer who has been honored for his work in multiple genres, and he also serves as an instructor of Creative Writing & English at various colleges. Dave was recently selected as the Writer-in-Residence for Randolph College; he was selected as the runner-up in Nonfiction for the Iowa Review Contest judged by David Shields; he has received four Solas awards for travel writing; he writes a liquor column for Edible in Tucson; his nationally-toured solo show received the Best Solo Comedy Award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival; and his memoir/fiction can be enjoyed in a variety of media -- heard on many pubic radio programs, seen online as a commissioned video series for The Smart Set, or read in several literary periodicals. He is a founding member of the collective, The Rockstar Storytellers, and has also penned comedy for A Prairie Home Companion.

He's also created and hosted various public radio shows and theatrical productions which blend theatre and cabaret with hip-hop and rock, receiving several City Pages A-Listings, a Pioneer Press "Must See" listing, and the Audience Encore Award at MN Fringe.


He recently earned his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The University of Arizona where Ander Monson served as his thesis adviser.

Dave greatly enjoys speaking of himself in the third person.