ImageLynn Book, MFA
Associate Director for Creativity and Entrepreneurship                                                           Teaching Professor, Theatre and Dance
bookl@wfu.edu

Lynn Book is an innovative educator, internationally recognized performance artist and creativity consultant who has contributed to the development of groundbreaking programs that foster innovations in new media in Chicago: The School of the Art Institute (1985-95), in New York City: The Sidney Kahn Kitchen Summer Institute (2000-05) and in Austria at the Transart Institute, Europe’s first low-residency MFA program for new media, where she continues as an associate since 2005.

Ms. Book's performance career has included citations, fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and MacArthur Foundation.  Ms. Book premiered Running Skywards, a new interactive performance media project at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in March 2007, for which she received the Archie Fund for Faculty Excellence at WFU. Ms. Book founded Voicelab, an educational and cultural center, in New York City in 1999 through which she taught, coached and produced multifaceted events featuring innovative approaches to performance and new media, including R & R (Release and Regenerate), an on-site service for internet and other small business start-ups in New York City, which she initiated.

Recently, Ms. Book organized the extremely successful national symposium in March 2009, Creativity: Worlds in the Making (read more), followed by an outstanding conference, Teaching Creativity in Higher Education:  Current Trends and Critical Encounters (read more) which took place in March/April 2010.

Ms. Book has a BFA in sculpture and an MFA in performance art and media studies.