About Me

A writer in the middle way, Paul Baerman has authored a double handful of one-act plays, one full-length drama, and many articles, essays, poems, and stories. A few are published.

He produced The Whistler in Cincinnati in 2012. Several of his short comedies have been filmed and collected in a DVD, Dramas to Provoke Generosity (Turnip, 2010), used by liberal religious congregations to prompt conversations about money.

Over 40 congregations around the U.S. have used these playlets to help people think about stewardship

(Here’s a trailer and here’s where to buy the thing.)

A transplanted New Yorker happily ensconced in the North Carolina Piedmont, Paul holds an MA in English Language, Literature, and Research from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University, which together keep his right and left brain in a state of constant bickering.  No they don’t. Yes they do. His favorite job may have been teaching Emily Dickinson to U.S. Marines aboard a deployed LSD.

Paul held the 2011-2012 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Playwrighting, won the Page Crafter’s Prize for non-fiction in an Ashe County, NC literary festival in 2011; took first place for poetry in the Sixth Biennial Greensboro Awards (Writers’ Group of the Triad) in 2010; and has several times been a Writer-in-Residence at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities.

His résumé is here.