We’re thrilled to be welcoming novelist, playwright, and scholar Wesley Brown to Columbia next April. Among other things, Wesley will be joining our panel on Writing About Music to discuss his wonderful book of jazz-related short stories, Dance of the Infidels.
Wesley is the author of three published novels, Tragic Magic, Darktown Strutters, Push Comes to Shove; a short story collection, Dance of the Infidels; four produced plays, Boogie Woogie and Booker T, Life During Wartime, A Prophet Among Them, and Dark Meat on a Funny Mind. He co-edited the multicultural anthologies, ‘Imagining America’ (fiction), ‘Visions of America’ (non-fiction), edited the Teachers & Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass and wrote the narration for a segment of the PBS documentary, W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in four Voices. He has taught at several colleges and universities, among them, Rutgers University, and currently teaches literature, drama and creative writing at Bard College at Simon's Rock. He lives in Chatham Center, New York.