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Afaa Weaver

Award Winning Poet, Playwright & Translator

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Afaa Weaver Biography

Afaa Michael Weaver is a poet, playwright and translator. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, most recently Spirit Boxing (Pitt Poetry Series, 2017). Other recent books include City of Eternal Spring (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, The Government of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). Described by Henry Louis Gates, Jr as “one of the most significant poets writing today,” Weaver’s many honors include four Pushcart prizes, inclusion in Best American Poetry (2014, 2015), The May Sarton Award, a Pew Fellowship, a Fulbright scholarship to teach at National Taiwan University and Taipei National University of the Arts, and the Gold Friendship Medal from the Beijing Writers’ Association. As a playwright, in addition to an NEA fellowship, he won the PDI award in playwriting from the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago for his play Elvira and the Lost Prince. Some of his poetry has been translated into Arabic and Chinese, and, having studied at the Taipei Language Institute in Taiwan, Weaver himself has done translation and written poems of his own in Chinese.

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Spirit Boxing (Pitt Poetry Series)

Spirit Boxing (Pitt Poetry Series)

A Hard Summation

A Hard Summation

City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series)

City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series)

The Government of Nature (Pitt Poetry Series)

The Government of Nature (Pitt Poetry Series)

The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 (Pitt Poetry Series)

The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005 (Pitt Poetry Series)

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Afaa Weaver Biography

Afaa Michael Weaver is a poet, playwright and translator. He is the author of numerous poetry collections, most recently Spirit Boxing (Pitt Poetry Series, 2017). Other recent books include City of Eternal Spring (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, The Government of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). Described by Henry Louis Gates, Jr as “one of the most significant poets writing today,” Weaver’s many honors include four Pushcart prizes, inclusion in Best American Poetry (2014, 2015), The May Sarton Award, a Pew Fellowship, a Fulbright scholarship to teach at National Taiwan University and Taipei National University of the Arts, and the Gold Friendship Medal from the Beijing Writers’ Association. As a playwright, in addition to an NEA fellowship, he won the PDI award in playwriting from the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago for his play Elvira and the Lost Prince. Some of his poetry has been translated into Arabic and Chinese, and, having studied at the Taipei Language Institute in Taiwan, Weaver himself has done translation and written poems of his own in Chinese.

Afaa Weaver Videos

  • NEH Reading and Conversation Series: Victoria Chang and Afaa ...
    Apr 29, 2021 ... Continuing our poetry lecture and conversation series are Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver, with conversation moderated by Kate...
  • A Reading with Afaa Michael Weaver - YouTube
    Nov 25, 2020 ... Afaa Michael Weaver weaves aspects of his life story into a reading of his four poems included in the Library of America anthology...
  • CCFW Presents Marginalia: Afaa M. Weaver on Daoism & Jesus ...
    Aug 10, 2020 ... Poet, short story writer, and editor Afaa M. Weaver was a speaker at the 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing (#FFWgr2018).

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  • How to book Afaa Weaver?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Afaa Weaver for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Afaa Weaver, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Afaa Weaver or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Afaa Weaver?

    Booking fees for Afaa Weaver, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Afaa Weaver, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Afaa Weaver?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Afaa Weaver for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Afaa Weaver for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Afaa Weaver or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Afaa Weaver or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Afaa Weaver is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Afaa Weaver for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Afaa Weaver generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Kahn, Clifton L. Taulbert, Erin Gruwell, Linda Darling-Hammond and Kristin Du Mez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Afaa Weaver for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Afaa Weaver Speaker Videos

  • NEH Reading and Conversation Series: Victoria Chang and Afaa ...
    Apr 29, 2021 ... Continuing our poetry lecture and conversation series are Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver, with conversation moderated by Kate Gale, ...
    A Reading with Afaa Michael Weaver - YouTube
    Nov 25, 2020 ... Afaa Michael Weaver weaves aspects of his life story into a reading of his four poems included in the Library of America anthology "African ...
  • CCFW Presents Marginalia: Afaa M. Weaver on Daoism & Jesus ...
    Aug 10, 2020 ... Poet, short story writer, and editor Afaa M. Weaver was a speaker at the 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing (#FFWgr2018).

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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