Meet our PAGES 2012-13 artists-in-residence
William Evans is a writer, instructor, and performer from Columbus, OH.Т He is the founder and host of Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and the President of Projecting Murals, LCC, a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that connects artists with schools, community centers, and correctional facilities to encourage artistic expression in Columbusт youth.
William is one the most successful performance poets to come from the state of Ohio.Т He has appeared twice on the finalist stage at the National Poetry Slam, most recently in 2011, as a member of the Writing Wrongs National team. He also finished 11th at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2009.
William released his first full-length manuscript, In the Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines in August 2009 through Penmanship Books of Brooklyn, NY. He has also published a chapbook, Humble Shell Casings ( 2009), and has produced two CDs, Measure (2007) and Living in the Hour Glass (2006).
Kim Leddy is a writer and high school English instructor from Columbus, OH. She currently teaches juniors and seniors at The Mosaic Program, though she has been teaching English in Columbus for twelve years. She received her Masters of Education, focusing on Creative Arts in Multicultural Learning, from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2005.
Kim also manages the content of food section of 614 monthly magazine, contributes articles to 614тs arts and living, and edits Food City, a biannual food magazine.
Chelsea Phillips is a third-year Ph.D. student at Ohio State University. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the Shakespeare in Performance program at Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center and a B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College.
She has presented at numerous conferences around the country on subject ranging from Shakespeare in performance to devised theatre. At Ohio State,Т Chelsea works on the University’s partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company implementing the RSCтs Stand Up for Shakespeare program in local schools. This year, she is helping to plan and execute a culminating Young Personтs Shakespeare Festival in May of 2012, which will feature local students performing ShakespeareтsТ MacbethТ andТ Romeo and Juliet.