Teaching artist, writer, consultant and editor...

Mimi Herman changes lives.


She is the 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate, a Kennedy Center teaching artist, and director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute. She has taught in the Masters of Education programs at Lesley University and has been an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal.  Since 1990, she has engaged over 25,000 students and teachers with her warm and intuitive teaching style. 

Mimi holds a BA from the University of North Carolina and an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson. She is the author of Logophilia and The Art of Learning. Her writing has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Shenandoah, Crab Orchard Review, The Hollins Critic, Main Street Rag, Prime Number Magazine and other journals. She has performed her poetry and fiction at venues ranging from Why There Are Words in Sausalito, California to Symphony Space in New York City. 

With her partner, John Yewell, she offers Writeaways writing retreats in France, Italy and North Carolina.