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Brenda Womble

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Title:
Lecturer
Department:
Email:
bwomble2@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-6252
Fax:
(919) 530-7991
Office:
317 Farrison-Newton Communications Building

Biography

Born in Chatham County, Brenda Lindsey Womble started teaching in the private and public educational systems in 1980 and later became a university instructor of Speech. Having written and produced over a dozen full-length stage plays, she became an award-winning, nationally known actor, director, and playwright. In her early theatrical years, she won a casting role, "The Traveling Menagerie" directed by the late Jim Henson, producer and director of Sesame Street. Womble declined the role to raise her child.

In 1991, one of her stage plays aired nationwide and was viewed internationally in Europe and Africa. Womble's other works consist of two novels, A CRACK IN THE WALL and GUNS OF AVA. She won a Broadway showcase in 2000 with an excerpt of A CRACK IN THE WALL", and went on to pitch to Hollywood producers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brenda's short screenplay, TWO LETTERS (the Ken Dula Story) was filmed as a short documentary and was published in the required textbook of Arts and Humanities for college undergrads. A partial publication of GUNS of AVA, a creative nonfiction was recently published and made available for faculty and staff at the Arts and Humanities' celebration of NCCU's first female chancellor, Dr. Saunders-White, 2014. She has appeared on ABC for a local news special, in Endeavors (UNC campus magazine), local newspapers and local TV talk shows for her acting and stage plays.

As a divorcee with a young three-year old, Womble pursued her education and obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC, Chapel Hill. She loves teaching and says her students inspire her creativity. She enjoys traveling, interior decorating, and a quiet place to write. "When I'm in my writing mood, I'm in heaven at a small cafe with a cup of coffee and a huge chocolate chip cookie," says Womble.

Womble has one child, Dedrick, who followed in her footsteps and teaches at the American University School of Kuwait. He lives with his wife, Kimberly and Brenda's adorable first-born, Syndi Kai. Womble resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

Education

MA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1984
BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1980
 
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