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Michael Riordan

Chicago-born Michael Riordan has taught in the U.S., Australia, Singapore, and most recently in China, where he was a professor of Writing and Film Studies. He was also co-founder and director of Creative Action Now, a Singapore-based English Language school and consultancy.
He is a writer of poetry, short stories, feature articles, and musical plays for schools and community theater. Flannery O’Connor said it best: “I write to discover what I know.” Riordan won first prize for nonfiction in the spring 2020 “Ageless Authors” writing contest, and more work can be found in Please See Me, Epoch Press, Tether’s End, Adelaide Literary Magazine, and Spirituality & Health.
His wife Mary, a speech pathologist, keeps him young, and ten grandchildren keep him childish.
Michael Riordan lives in Arlington, Texas and can be reached on Twitter or

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