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.
Dave profiles "the best pizza chef in America" Chris Bianco for the lovely print magazine edible Baja Arizona.
Both pieces submitted by Dave to the Iowa Review Nonfiction contest are passed along as finalists.
The Writer-in-Residence for Randolph College in 2015 will be... Dave Mondy!
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.
Dave interviews Jonathan Lethem for Essay Daily.
Dave performs live with Odyssey Storytellers... Check it out on YouTube.
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.
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.
An reading at Case Libre in Tucson from Dave's book manuscript, Men Without Heads.
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.
Time for Spring Training... and Dave's piece at Essay Daily about Jim Bouton's Ball Four.
Dave gives a reading of recent work at Casa Libre in Tucson.
Dave receives a Foundation Award from The University of Arizona for his essay, "How Things Break."
The start of a great year of teaching 200-level Creative Nonfiction Workshops at The University of Arizona.
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.
New show announced with MPR at The Fitzgerald Theater, with Jeremy Messersmith and great musical guests. Check out Muse for Music on May 19th!
Participates in the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Chicago; his baseball story is nominated for an AWP Intro Journals Award.
StoryCraft at Minnesota Public Radio with Kevin Kling
Dave returns to Minneapolis to perform in the Rockstar Storytellers recent show.
Dave's new baseball story is nominated for AWP's Intro Journals award.
Dave drives across the U.S. to start his MFA at the prestigious Creative Nonfiction program at the U of Arizona
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
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 here. Facebook invite here.
Competing for the storytelling team in The Big Word Showdown -- Storytellers Versus Slammers. 8pm, Theater Garage. Hope no one brings a blade.
Dave is taking a little time off from performance and writing to apply to MFA programs...
Appearing on KTALK 107.1 to promote the final episode of The Entertainment Machine on Sunday 11/21. Buy tickets here! Oh yes.
After almost selling out its debut show, The Entertainment Machine returns to the BLB on Sun. Sept. 26th. Get tickets here.
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
Hosting the open mic at Fringe Central
Dave performs new work at CONvergence
Dave hosts The Rockstar Storytellers.
Dave's latest fiction is broadcast on KFAI
Dave is a featured performer at Rockstar Storytellers.
Dave takes a break from performance/publication to apply to grad schools
New memoir published in the Fall '09 issue of flashquake
Dave directs/produces/performs in AXED!
... which wins the Audience Encore Award the the MN Fringe
Graduation! With honors! BFA in "Writing for Performance" from Metro State U
Dave's new holiday story is broadcast across MPR stations for their holiday feature
Hey! Another Solas award for travel writing!
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
Dave is a featured performer as part of the newly-minted collective, The Rockstar Storytellers
Another triumphal (and prurient) appearance on the MPR Story Slam
A series of filmed monologues debut in the new literary magazine, The Smart Set
Dave wins three national awards for travel writing
Sin Cities 7
, the MN Fringe's "Must See" cabaret is reborn as a seven month series at the BLB