Tim Bete

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Tim Bete is an American writer and podcaster. He is a correspondent for the Fish Nerds Podcast where he shares audio essays and is co-host of the podcast's "Lure Love" segment. [1]

Bete has written two humor books, In The Beginning...There Were No Diapers (2005) [2] and Guide to Pirate Parenting (2009). He is former director of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton. During his time with the workshop, he set the record for creating the world's longest Mad Lib. [3] [ better source needed ]

Bete is also the author of the poetry collections, The Raw Stillness of Heaven (2017), and Wanderings of an Ordinary Pilgrim (2019). He is the founding poetry editor of the Catholic Poetry Room feature at IntegratedCatholicLife.org. [4]

Bete created the Erma Bombeck Online Museum with the help of the Bombeck family. He was a consultant and is featured in the public television documentary, A Legacy of Laughter, which is about the life of Erma Bombeck.

During his career, Bete has won awards for communications excellence, including an Educational Press Association Editorial Achievement Award and a Gold Apple from the National Educational Film Festival. He has spoken at conferences and workshops including the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Will Rogers Writers' Workshop and Catholic Imagination Conference, among others.[ citation needed ] Bete also served as chair of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Communication Advisory Board and co-chair of the 2018 OCDS Congress.

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  1. "About the Fish Nerds Podcast | Your Host and Fish Nerds Correspondents". The Fish Nerds Podcast. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  2. Bete, Timothy P. (2005). In the beginning... there were no diapers: laughing and learning in the first years of fatherhood. Notre Dame, Ind.: Sorin Books. ISBN   1-893732-87-8. OCLC   56481245.
  3. "World's Longest Mad Lib Online at Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop". 2019-03-29. Archived from the original on 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  4. "Tim Bete, Author at Integrated Catholic Life™". Integrated Catholic Life™. Retrieved 2021-08-29.