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WRITER IN RESIDENCE

A poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist and social/cultural foundations scholar, Dr. Weems is the author of 13 books, including Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues; Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect; and Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect: I Speak From the Wound in My Mouth. Her five chapbooks include white, and she has written numerous poems, articles and book chapters.

Dr. Weems received a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize for her full-length drama MEAT, and her play Another Way to Dance won Cleveland Public Theatre’s Chilcote Award. Both of her books of poems – For(e)closure and An Unmistakable Shade of Red and the Obama Chronicles – were finalists for Ohioana Book Awards. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

PAST WRITERS IN RESIDENCE 

2017-2018 • DAVID GIFFELS
2017-2018 • CLAIRE McMILLAN 
2016-2017 • DAVE LUCAS