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Wesley Brown

Faculty member Wesley Brown

Visiting Faculty in Social Studies and the Arts


Hall College Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Areas of Specialization

  • Playwriting
  • Theater history
  • African American Studies


Research Interests: Playwriting and fiction

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

  • Seminar 1 and 2
  • African American History through the Arts
  • 20th-Century Women Playwrights


MA in Literature & Creative Writing, The City College of the City University of New York
BA in History & Political Science, State University of New York, Oswego

Wesley Brown is the author of three novels, as well as three produced plays. He is the co-editor of a fiction multicultural anthology Imagining America and a nonfiction multicultural anthology Visions of America, and he is editor of The Teachers & Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass. He is professor emeritus in English at Rutgers University (1979-2005) and was a Visiting Writer at Sarah Lawrence College in 2015. Mr. Brown has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2007.


  • Dance of the Infidels, short story collection (forthcoming)
  • Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, play (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 2014)
  • Push Comes to Shove, novel (2009)
  • A Prophet Among Them, play (Blue Heron Theatre, 2001)
  • Darktown Strutters, novel (1994)
  • Life During Wartime, play (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 1992)
  • Boogie Woogie and Booker T, play (New Federal Theatre, 1987)
  • Tragic Magic, novel (1978)