Poet, Novelist, Actor and Playwright to Visit Cedarville

by Public Relations

On April 4, Kwame Dawes, award-winning poet, novelist, actor and playwright, will visit the Cedarville University campus to share his works.

Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica. The culture and people of Jamaica have greatly influenced the characters and tone captured in his works. Dawes has published fifteen poetry collections and two novels which include, “Back of Mount Peace,” “Hope’s Hospice,” “Wisteria,” “Bivouac” and “She’s Gone.”

In addition to his publications, Dawes is a professor and Distinguished Poet in Residence at the South Carolina Poetry Initiative at the University of South Carolina. He is also the programming director of the Calabash International Literary Festival that takes place annually in Jamaica. In 2009, Dawes won an Emmy for LiveHopeLove.com, an interactive website based on his Pulitzer Center project, HOPE: Living and loving with AIDS in Jamaica.

Dawes will perform a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.