Lary Bloom bio

1. Name: Lary Bloom
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3. Biography

Lary Bloom is a writer of nonfiction and fiction, plays, lyrics, magazine pieces and journalistic columns.  He worked as an editor for most of his professional career, editing Sunday newspapers such as the Hartford Courant, Miami Herald, and the Akron Beach Journal.  He is now a writing instructor at Trinity College.

In 2007, Bloom co-authored, with Christopher Dodd, Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice, and in 2009 he co-authored The Test of Our Times: American Under Siege…And How We Can Be Safe Again with Tom Ridge.

Bloom’s latest play, “Wild Black Yonder,” premiered at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, in Connecticut, in 2009.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Inaugurated Program, “Writing at the Mark Twain House,” in Hartford, 2010
  • Instructor for MFA Writing Program, Fairfield University
  • Writing Instructor, Trinity College, 1993-2003
  • Co-founder, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Art for All, and Mark Twain Days
  • Former Editor, Hartford Courant, 1981-2001
  • Former Editor, Miami Herald
  • Former Reporter and Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Recipient, Army Commendation Medal, 1968
  • Newspaper Editor, U.S. Army, 1967-1968
  • Soldier, U.S. Army, 1966-1967
5. Education:
  • B.A., Journalism, Ohio University, 1965
6. Published Works:
  • The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege…And How We Can Be Safe Again (Co-written with T. Ridge), 2009
  • When the Game Is on the Line: From the Man Who Brought the Heat to Miami and the Browns Back to Cleveland–An Inside Look at the High-Stakes World of Sports Deal Making (Co-written with R. Horrow), 2008
  • Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice (Cowritten with C. Dodd), 2007
  • Alone Together, 2005
  • Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook: A Wry Chronicle of the Nutmeg State, 2005
  • The Writer Within: A Guide to Creative Nonfiction, 1997
  • The Writer Within, 1991
7. Contact info: Lary Bloom
Phone: (860) 526-2067
Email: [email protected]