About Cathie Wright-Lewis
In 2014, author and newly retired high school English teacher/Teacher-Trainer, Cathie Wright-Lewis was compelled to combine her love for writing, teaching and community. She met with curator, Miriam Robertson of The Brownsville Heritage House to propose her dream to begin a community-based writing workshop for the residents of Brownsville - her childhood neighborhood.
As a result, she is now the director of the Power in the Pen Writer’s Workshop – a creator’s incubator space where she supports community authors as she continues to write her own novels and children’s books.
It was 2001 when Cathie first published, Maurya’s Seed – Why Hope Lives Behind Project Walls – an allegorical, Afro-futuristic tale of a family of community activists in Brownsville, Brooklyn circa1963. Not until after retiring in 2013, was the sequel, Passion’s Pride – Return to the Dawning published by Hardball Press where the descendants of Maurya further reveal the Freeman family’s history of escaping slavery and fighting injustice in New York City.
Currently, she is completing the third novel of the trilogy, Miracle where she uncovers post-slavery African-American NYC history and challenges non-believers to consider the spiritual support that never fails as our saving grace.
Between novels, she teamed up with her daughter and illustrator, Cheyenne Angel Lewis and published, Mama Relly, her first children’s book. She is also completing, Teach Like a Revolutionary- a culturally responsive guide for teachers of urban youth.
Cathie’s most recent accomplishment is as a certified spiritual life coach through the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. So, when she is not writing or conducting workshops, Cathie is serving her clients as they shift from negative to positive thinking and fulfill their lifelong desires.
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Dr. Maya Angelou
Cathie Wright-Lewis is available for book readings/signings, academic consultation and professional development.
LIT 4 LYFE & LANGUAGE LEARNING
About MAMA RELLY
Based on two slave narratives and overflowing with figurative language, Mama Relly was created to be a teaching tool. Truth told in prose and poetry with captivating Afro-Manga styled characters, it promises to engage students as they learn to identify and utilize alliteration, simile, metaphor, personification, couplets, among many other figurative terms, literary devices and word forms in aligned writing tasks. Additionally, instilling the reality of hope and survival during the darkest days of African-American history, Mama Relly teaches while it empowers children of all ethnicities.
Look In Glass:
Spiritual Life Coaching
The Look-In Glass Women’s Circle …
A unique spiritual life- coaching monthly event facilitated by IVISD coach Cathie Wright-Lewis. Within the 3- hour workshop, women release old beliefs and behaviors and embrace their spirits – Inner-Facing to accept, acknowledge and embody the opportunities God has placed in their path.