Weam Namou is a 2017-Eric Hoffer award winning author of 12 books. She is a journalist, filmmaker, and the vice president of Detroit Working Writers, a 117-year-old writers association.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University, studied fiction and memoir writing through various corresponding courses, poetry in Prague through the University of New Orleans and screenwriting at the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan. Her poetry, essays and articles have appeared in national and international journals.
In 2012, she received an Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award from Erootha, a local arts organization.
* Detroit Working Writers (vice president)
* National Association of Black Journalists (member)
* Arab America (ambassador)
* Pachamama Alliance (facilitator)
* Mesopotamian Art Forum
Awards and Recognition
- 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award
- Erootha Lifetime Achievement Award