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Keynote Speaker: Sharon Rab, founder of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

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Sharon Rab

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10-29-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

10-29-2015 4:45 PM

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Sharon Rab, MEd, (Keynote Speaker) founder and Co-Chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, is a writer and educator who taught English at both Kettering Fairmont High School and Miami University, Oxford. She earned her BA in English at Miami University and Master of Education in Curriculum and Supervision at Wright State University. Twice a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year, Rab was inducted into the Chester Roush Educational Hall of Fame and the Montgomery County Public Education Academy of Excellence. In addition, she has served on numerous local, state, and national boards in the areas of arts, literature, and education, including the Dayton Council on World Affairs Board and the Dayton: A Peace Process Committee that presented the Dayton Peace Prize to Richard Holbrooke. Rab has also served as the education director of the Muse Machine and the executive director of the Muse Machine’s Creative Education Institute. In 2007 she was named one of the Ten Top Women of Dayton and in 2013 gave a TEDxDayton talk.

For 20 years Rab produced and hosted Writer 2 Writer, a cable television show on which she interviewed hundreds of local, national, and international authors. A writer herself, her yet-tobe- published novel Paper Scissors Rock was a finalist for the Pen Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction. She has published short stories, memoir, poetry, and research articles in local and national journals. Rab lives in Oakwood with her husband, Larry.


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Oct 29th, 4:00 PM Oct 29th, 4:45 PM

Keynote Speaker: Sharon Rab, founder of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Sharon Rab, MEd, (Keynote Speaker) founder and Co-Chair of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, is a writer and educator who taught English at both Kettering Fairmont High School and Miami University, Oxford. She earned her BA in English at Miami University and Master of Education in Curriculum and Supervision at Wright State University. Twice a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year, Rab was inducted into the Chester Roush Educational Hall of Fame and the Montgomery County Public Education Academy of Excellence. In addition, she has served on numerous local, state, and national boards in the areas of arts, literature, and education, including the Dayton Council on World Affairs Board and the Dayton: A Peace Process Committee that presented the Dayton Peace Prize to Richard Holbrooke. Rab has also served as the education director of the Muse Machine and the executive director of the Muse Machine’s Creative Education Institute. In 2007 she was named one of the Ten Top Women of Dayton and in 2013 gave a TEDxDayton talk.

For 20 years Rab produced and hosted Writer 2 Writer, a cable television show on which she interviewed hundreds of local, national, and international authors. A writer herself, her yet-tobe- published novel Paper Scissors Rock was a finalist for the Pen Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction. She has published short stories, memoir, poetry, and research articles in local and national journals. Rab lives in Oakwood with her husband, Larry.