Erika K. Wesley

Erika K. Wesley is a nonprofit leader with over ten years of experience in constituency building, relationship management, program development, strategic planning, and leadership development.

She is the former Editor of the Manhattanville Review and INKWELL literary journal. She’s the 2014 Manhattanville Writing Alumni Contest winner. Erika is passionate about providing women & girls opportunities to engage in literary arts. She has facilitated community-based creative writing workshops for PEN America, Minds and Motion, Wakeman’s Boys and Girls Club, and the Brazilian Immigrant Center. She is the author of the book “For the People to Drink” and the creator of the “Show of Hands” podcast.

Wesley is a higher education and community educator with teaching experience in business writing and creative writing. She is the chairperson of BLaC (Building Leaders Across Communities) Strategies, an emerging nonprofit in Connecticut focused on cross-community leadership development and community messaging.

Most recently, Wesley served as the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Westport Country Playhouse. She has also worked with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and the Carver Foundation of Norwalk. She has a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, an M.F.A. from Manhattanville College, and is completing an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Abilene Christian University.

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