Wayne Rapp has been a professional writer and film/video producer since leaving the University of Arizona with a degree in English. His work has taken him to most of the fifty states and to thirteen foreign countries.
He has written two books, Celebrating, Honoring, and Valuing Rich Traditions: The History of the Ohio Appalachian Arts Program for the Ohio Arts Council and Drawn to the Living Water: Twenty Years of Spiritual Discovery for The Spirituality Network.
Wayne has also written numerous short stories, essays, and nonfiction pieces for publication. A collection of short stories, Burnt Sienna, was a finalist for the Miguel Mármol Award. A short story, “In the Time of Marvel and Confusion,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His creative writing has twice been honored with Individual Artist Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. Recent fiction has appeared in the collection Latinos In Lotusland and in Border Senses.
Wayne has lectured on writing at Ohio State and Ohio Wesleyan Universities and taught in the Thurber House Summer Writing Camp.