William Evans ’21 M.F.A, Randolph’s Fall 2022 Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence, will read from his work at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, as part of the College’s Visiting Writer Series.
Evans, an author, speaker, performer, and instructor, was Randolph’s first Nancy Craig Blackburn ’71 Fellow, a program that provides scholarships to students who have already established themselves as experienced writers.
He is the author of 2021’s Black Nerd Problems: Essays and three poetry collections, including 2020’s We Inherit What the Fires Left.
A national finalist in multiple poetry slam competitions, Evans is known for founding the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and co-founding and editing BlackNerdProblems.com, a website focused on pop culture and diversity.
He is the recipient of the 2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant and the 2018 Spirit of Columbus Foundation Grant and has also received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Watering Hole.
He lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio, where he has been an artist in residence for both the Columbus Wexner Center and Columbus City Schools since 2012.Tags: master of fine arts in creative writing, MFA, MFA in creative writing