Akua Lezli Hope

Akua Lezli Hope is a poet and artist. She came to WSW from NYC to work in the hand papermaking studio. She holds degrees from Williams College and Columbia University and is a founding member of the Black Writers Union and the New Renaissance Writers Guild. Akua has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a Ragdale Foundation United States-Africa Fellowship, and a Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, among other honors. Akua has led countless writing and papermaking workshops in Corning, NY where she lives and works. www.artfarm.com/lezli/papier.html


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