Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer and arts educator working in education programming at The Wexner Center for the Arts, where she created Pages, an arts and writing program. She also developed WorldView: Global Intersections in Contemporary Art and Call + Response, a program engaging arts, social issues, and youth activism. Dionne’s interests include writing, literacy, and developing arts-integrated programming and interdisciplinary learning experiences. She has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including two school boards. She has received awards and fellowships for her work in the arts, and in 2014 and 2016 was nominated for a Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership award. In conjunction with her work in the arts and education, she presented in Indianapolis, a TEDx talk titled: Beautiful Distractions in 21st Century Learning, and recently spoke in New Orleans at the National Art Education Association on her research and work with the Pages program. For several years, she was a contributing writer for Alive, and has published essays internationally in the Turkish publication Sanat Dünyamiz (“Our Art World”) and forthcoming in the Brazilian publication Journal GEARTE. She has published creative writing, poetry and nonfiction prose, in 3Elements Review, What Rough Beast, and forthcoming in The Seventh Wave, Stoneboat, and Crack the Spine. She has a feature on Book Notes, a series on Ohio writers. Additionally, she was commissioned by Maroon Arts Group to work with a small team of writers to pen “Inside The Riot,” an 80-page choreopoem for stage. She was also recently commissioned to consult, develop, and write an arts curriculum for Artmobile, a local community arts program for youth. She has a BA in English, Ohio State University and MA in Creative Writing and Arts Education, Antioch University.
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