dr. mary e. weems

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

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.