dr. mary e. weems

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
Sunday, September 15 / 2 PM
RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Cuyahoga County Public Library's new Writer in Residence, Dr. Mary E. Weems, will read selections from her work. After the reading, enjoy light refreshments and conversation as well as a book signing.

Past Writers in Residence will also attend the celebration: Dave Lucas (Weather), the current Ohio Poet Laureate; novelist Claire McMillan (The Necklace); and creative nonfiction writer David Giffels (Furnishing Eternity). Books by all of the Writers in Residence will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry. 

About the new Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence Dr. Mary E. Weems is a poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist and social/cultural foundations scholar. She is the author of 13 books, including Blackeyed: Plays and MonologuesWritings 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.