Dionne Custer Edwards is a writer, educator, and Associate Director of Education at The Wexner Center for the Arts, where she created Pages, an arts and writing program for students and their teachers. She also conceptualized and developed WorldView: Global Intersections in Contemporary Art, Expanded Classroom, and Call + Response, a program engaging youths in service learning. Dionne’s interests include the literary arts, education initiatives, program development and management, diversity, inclusion, and equity.
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 spoke in New Orleans at the National Art Education Association on her research and work with the Pages program.
From 2000-2005, she was a contributing writer for Alive, and has published articles and essays internationally in Sanat Dünyamiz (“Our Art World”), Turkey, and in Journal GEARTE, Brazil. She has published creative writing, poetry and nonfiction, in the US. Her work has appeared in 3Elements Review, Barren Magazine, Entropy Magazine, Flock, Gordon Square Review, Grist, Porter House Review, Storm Cellar, The Seventh Wave, Tahoma Literary Review, and others. She also develops, writes, and manages creative and educational content for multiple online media platforms.
In 2015, she was featured on The Ohio Channel’s Book Notes, a series featuring Ohio writers. In 2017, she was commissioned to work with a team of writers to pen an 80-page literary work for stage. She was also commissioned to consult, develop, and write an arts curriculum for Artmobile, a local community arts program for central Ohio youths.
She has a MA in Arts Education and Creative Writing, Antioch University and a BA in English, Ohio State University.
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