William Evans is an author, speaker, performer, and instructor from Columbus, Ohio. As the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam, William created one of the most reputable open mic and slam venues in the country. William is also the co-founder and editor-in chief of BlackNerdProblems.com, a website focused on pop culture and diversity. As an artist, William is one of the most successful performance poets in Ohio. He appeared on three finals stages at the National level, most recently finishing fifth overall at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. He has performed on eight Columbus National Teams while serving as an artist in residence for both the Columbus Wexner Center and Columbus City Schools beginning in 2012. William is a Callaloo Fellow, the poetry recipient of 2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, and the 2018 Spirit of Columbus Foundation Grant. William most recently released Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair (Button Poetry, October 2017).
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