Weam Namou is an author of 13 books, a speaker, journalist, and filmmaker. She is vice president of Detroit Working Writers (DWW), a 118-year-old professional writing association, and serves as an Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization for writers. Namou hosts a weekly half hour TV show on Community Media Network in Troy, Michigan. She’s also founder of The Path of Consciousness, a spiritual and writing conference and retreat, and Unique Voices in Films, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Her book, The Great American Family: A Story of Political Disenchantment, won a 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award and three of her memoir book series received acclaimed reviews by Publishers Weekly. Francis Coppola, the director of the Godfather Saga, and the staff of Zoetrope and Academy Nicholl Fellowship selected Namou’s script “Pomegranate” as a 2017 quarter-finalist. Last year she completed her first feature documentary The Great American Family and is now focusing on her films and teaching others how to achieve their dreams through writing and the arts.
Namou received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Wayne State University, studied fiction and memoir through various correspondence courses, poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan). She has given readings, lectures, and workshops at numerous cultural and educational institutions and 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.
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