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Howard L. Craft is a father, husband, poet, playwright, and arts educator. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship and is the author of several plays. The Off-Off Broadway Production of his most recent work Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green was chosen as the New York Times critic’s pick during its run. Craft is also the creator of the first African-American Super Hero Radio Serial, The Jade City Pharaoh. He teaches creative writing as the Piller Visiting Professor of Practice at the University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and creative nonfiction through the Duke Center For Documentary Studies. More information about Howard Craft as well as reviews of his work can be found at www.howardcraft.com.

Craft’s work explores the crossroads between the New and Old South from the African American middle and working class perspective. Drawing on stories and events that influenced him as a young writer, in Writing the African American South, Craft provides an intimate look at the powerful role culture plays in the formation of the artist’s creative process and the art that results from it.

Howard L. Craft is a father, husband, poet, playwright, and arts educator. He is the author of a book of poems,Across The Blue Chasm. His poetry also appears in Home is Where: An Anthology of African-American poets from the Carolinas, edited by Kwame Dawes.

His plays include: “Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders”, “The House of George ”, “Stealing Clouds ”, a children’s musical entitled “Indigo Blue”, and “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green”. Craft’s 2010 play, “Jade City Chronicles Vol 1”, sparked Craft and WUNC host Frank Stasio to create the first African-American Super Hero Radio Serial entitled The Jade City Pharaoh which is currently in preparation for a 3rd season.

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