Chris Belden

Location Ridgefield CT
Occupation writer/teacher/musician

Books by Chris Belden
  • by Chris Belden
    Rain Mountain Press, 2012.
  • About Me

    Born & raised in Canton, Ohio (also from there: the O'Jays, Macy Gray, Marilyn Manson). BA in Film from U. of Michigan. Played drums in various bands (including Joe Henry's). Moved to NYC, worked in publishing. Studied in Philip Schultz's "master class" writing workshop for many years. Published stories here & there, wrote & performed in plays (mostly at Ensemble Studio Theatre), gigged as singer/songwriter (releasing two LPs, SONGS ABOUT ANYTHING and CAMOUFLAGE). MFA from Fairfield U. Currently teaching writing at Fairfield U., local continuing education programs, & a high-security men's prison. Novel CARRY-ON published by Rain Mountain Press in January 2012.

    Why do you write?

    A neurotic need to impose order on a disorderly, downright chaotic universe.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Authors: Faulkner, James Salter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Ian McEwan, David F. Wallace (non-fiction)...
    Books (other than those by the above authors): Moby-Dick, Madame Bovary, Mrs. Dalloway, The Haunting of Hill House, The Savage Detectives...

    Chris Belden's Wall

    Chris Belden – Dec 22, 2011

    Thanks, Darryl. Happy to be here.

    Darryl Price – Dec 16, 2011

    Hi Chris. So glad to see you here. Welcome aboard.

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