LOUISE WALLWEIN was brought up in 13 different children’s homes and wrote her first play at the age of 17.
A renowned poet, playwright and filmmaker, her explosive work detonates her audiences’ imaginations.
Louise has written, performed, and collaborated all over the world, bringing to life characters that exist in the margins of society.
Among many writing residencies, Louise was the 2006 Poet in Residence of Queensland. Her works include the BBC Radio Play “Dirty White Girl”, the plays “Skid 180”, “Melting Ice” and “Tagged”, as well as the one-woman show “Low Flying Aircraft”, performed on the wing of a World War II Shackleton aircraft.
On Friday, January 17, 2014, the university held a welcome event for Louise and hosted her inaugural performance at CCWOC. Click HERE to see pictures of the event.
For help with your creative writing, please contact Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 480-1067 to arrange a FREE meeting with her. She will be in residence from January through March 2014. Her office hours are Tuesdays 1-3pm, and Thursdays 12-1:30pm. Please follow these guidelines when submitting your work.
Christine Fellows and John K. Samson - Fall 2013
Clare Murphy - Winter 2012
Sally Ito - Fall 2012
Mary Louise Chown and Kay Stone - Winter 2012
Patrick Ryan - Fall 2011
Méira Cook – Winter 2011
Ignatius Mabasa - Fall 2010
Roberta Kennedy - Winter 2010
Jan Andrews - Fall 2009
Armin Wiebe - Fall 2008
Rody Gorman - Fall 2008
Gregory Scofield - Fall 2007
CCWOC director Dr. Warren Cariou introduces Louise to students and staff
U of M Associate Dean of Arts Greg Smith welcomes Louise to the campus
Louise performs her work
Louise with poet and CCWOC affiliate, Jennifer Still
Louise discusses her work with students and staff