Roy Peter Clark
Author (latest title: How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times), vice president and senior scholar, The Poynter Institute
Roy Peter Clark has been called "America's writing coach" as his stated mission is to help create "a nation of writers." Since 1977 he has taught writing to small children and to Pulitzer-winning authors from his mother ship, The Poynter Institute, a school for journalism and democracy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author or editor of 17 books on writing, language, and journalism. The latest, all published by Little, Brown, are Writing Tools, The Glamour of Grammar, and Help! for Writers, which is now also a mobile app. His work has been featured on the Today Show, NPR, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, published earlier this year, is How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times.