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Casey Catherine Moore, PhD

Casey Catherine Moore is a multi-disabled, bipolar, bisexual writer, educator, and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina with a focus on Latin poetry, invective, and gender studies. Her writing centers dis/ability and mental health, gender and sexuality, LGBTQ+ rights, educational equity, and other social justice issues. 

 

Casey’s work can be found in academic and creative publications, including The Comparatist, Sinister Wisdom, Samfiftyfour LiteraryOyster River Pages, and Bourgeon. Her poetry collection, Fires, Floods, and the Roots that Remain, is forthcoming with Capturing Fire Press.

 

Casey hosts open mics at Busboys and Poets Brookland location, and her performance credits include The Kennedy Center, Busboys & Poets, The Nail Salon, Capturing Fire, Poetry Out Loud, Comedy Bonfyre, the 2022 March for Medicare for All Rally in Washington, DC, and Mind Gravy Poetry and Simple Gifts, both in Columbia, SC. Casey is the co-producer and co-host of Homo Stanzas with Regie Cabico. This LGBTQ+ spoken word series includes curated showcases of comedy and poetry, slam competitions, and open mics.

 

In her fifteen-year career in formal education, Casey taught writing, literature, and ancient languages at both the collegiate and high school levels. She is now a Teaching Artist with organizations including Day Eight, Rock the Hill, and Story Tapestries. She teaches with Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and works with DC’s older adult population with organizations like Arts for the Aging and Iona Senior Services. Casey also works with homeschooled students in independent studies in independent writing or group meetings on topics curated with parents.

 

Throughout her career, Casey has utilized workshop-based teaching, reflective writing, and creativity in all her content areas of expertise. She carries these strategies to her writing coaching, where she has helped writers from all levels and backgrounds complete projects, including academic articles, poetry manuscripts, memoirs, college and graduate school applications, and fantasy works. She helps writers develop healthy writing habits, bring joy to writing, develop strategies for high production without pain, bring projects to completion, and go through the submission process.

 

Casey has worked with many student populations in Florida, South Carolina, and Washington, DC. She is an expert in restorative justice, trauma-informed teaching, differentiation, and expressive arts therapy. In addition to her classroom work, Casey was a volunteer arbitrator for the Lexington County Juvenile Arbitration Program in South Carolina. She used creative arts, writing, intersectional work, and connected community resources to support youth who had broken laws to repair community harm in a restorative way.

Casey’s teaching and writing are advocacy; she uses her background in theory and commitment to activism and justice to teach with an intersectional lens that values difference, incorporates real-world issues, and promotes equity.

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