A sought after lecturer and workshop leader on creativity, formation, and imagination, Dave Harrity is a writer and teacher from Louisville, KY.

He is the author of Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand (Seedbed 2013)—a craft manual of meditations and writing exercises for individual creative practice and communal formation—and two books of poetry, These Intricacies (Cascade Books, 2015) and Our Father in the Year of the Wolf (WordFarm, 2016). Hear Harrity read his work at the Carnegie Center's Kentucky's Great Writer's Series in Lexington, where he occasionally teaches writing workshops. His work begins at the 20 minute mark.

A recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship and an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, a William Alexander II and Lisa Percy Fellow at the Rivendell Writers' Colony, he travels the country teaching workshops on contemplative living, imagination, and poetry. He works closely with organizations that seek to educate and promote change, like Ought Hours or ARC, where he previously served as the Chair of Outreach and Networking. See this video from ANNOTATE for some brief thoughts on the space where ARC is working.

In his spare time he enjoys making visual art/photography, playing blues guitar, home improvement projects, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Amanda, their children, and a menagerie of animals.

Photo Credit: Michael Winters