Eddie Bell


3419 Park South Station Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28210

Author's Bio


Bio for Eddie Bell

3419 Park South Station Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28210-4466

980-335-0394 (H)             914-388-3625 (C)

Email: eddiebell@carolina.rr.com

Website: www.eddiebell.com


Education:                         Tennessee State University BS 1962

                                             Michigan State University MA 1966




State University of NY - System Administration (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs). 1987-1994 (Retired October 1994)


State University of New York at New Paltz (Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Admissions) 1967-1987


Eddie’s Photo World (Owner & Photographer)


EddieBell.com (Author/Poet/Motivational Speaker/Educational Consulting)


Howard University (Instructor) 1966-1967


United States Air Force (1st Lieutenant) 1962-1965


Residencies:                      Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL 1995 and 1996

                                             Cal State San Bernardino (Poet-in-Residence) 2015



Recrudescence: Poems in the Key of Black, AuthorHouse, March 2019

Pride Magazine: “Nellie Ashford; Charlotte Folk Artist Lands Giant Display at Charlotte Airport” (December 2018)

Our Children’s Keepers, A Guide to Pre-College Mentoring Programs (Release date: July 2013)

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Time to Lynch a Negro, Royal Fireworks Press 2009

                                             “Festival of Tears” (Compact Disc), Eddie Bell, Artist & Producer 2008

Eddie Bell: En Francais, Selected and New Works, CRS Outloudbooks 2003

Capt’s Dreaming Chair, CRS Outloudbooks 2000

                                             Pressing Toward the Mark, Taylor Publishing Co. 1998

                                             Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY (Freelance correspondent)

                                             Various journals, anthologies, newspapers, and Internet ‘ezines’



Friendship Day School, “Poetry in Motion,” April 24, 2018

Tennessee State Southeast Region Alumni Conference, Keynote Address, June 10, 2017

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, Poetry Performance

Cal State San Bernardino (poet-in-residence)

“On-Campus at SUNY New Paltz” television, Abigail Robin, Host

“The Woodstock Roundtable,” Doug Grunther, Host, WDST, Woodstock, NY

2009 Downtown Poetry Series (Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers), Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

Unison Arts and Cultural Center, New Paltz, NY

Liberty Free Theater, Liberty, NY

Hudson Valley Poetry Festival, Rosendale, NY

First Coast Writers’ Festival, Jacksonville, FL

le Duc des Lombards (jazz club), Paris, France

Librairie Le temps des Cerises, Clermont-Ferrand, France

4th Annual Midwest Poets & Writers Conference, Detroit, MI

1st Annual Woodstock Poetry Festival, Woodstock, NY

“Tribute to Battered Women,” Cunneen-Hackett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

City College of New York Poetry in Performance Festivals, Aaro

The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church

CRS Outloud Festivals, Grahamsville, NY

And many others…


Literary Affiliations:                      


Arts Advisory Committee, Friendship Day School, Charlotte, NC

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Voices of the Valley (Mid-Hudson Valley, NY)

Poets & Writers


Charlotte Writers’ Club (Board member, 2013-2014)

The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, NYC

Catskill Reading Society, Claryville, NY (Received Award of Merit, 2004)



                                             French Ministry of Culture

                                             New York State Council on the Arts

                                             New York State Foundation for the Arts


Tours:                                 Southern Book Tour (NC; Fl; AL) 2009

Paris and Central France (2002, 2003, 2004)



Editorial Experience:                    

Assistant Editor Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Queens, NY

AWP Writing Series Competition screener




Poets & Writers, New York, NY, “A Directory of American Poets

 and Fiction Writers”


Honors/Special Achievements:


Legacy Legend, Educational Opportunity Program, SUNY New Paltz


Trailblazer Award, First World First World Alumni, SUNY New Paltz


“Notable Names,” Pride Magazine, Charlotte, NC


Initiated the purchase of the first work of art by an African American artist added to the Permanent White House Art Collection (Sand Dunes at Sunset Atlantic City by Henry Ossawa Tanner). 



National Museum of African American History & Culture


Harvey Gantt Center for African Art + Culture (Charlotte, NC)


                                             State University of New York, New Paltz Hall of Fame


Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

Memoir (and) (Memoir Journal, 2008)
Hudson Valley Poetry fest (Century House Historical Society, 2007)
Poetry In Performance Vol #34 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2006)
Poetry in Performance Vol 33 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2005)
Beyond the Frontier (Black Classic Press, 2002)
On the Shores of Detroit (Odyssey Books, 2002)
Ripples (Chaffee Country Writers' Exchange, 2002)
Home Planet News (Home Planet Publishing, 2001)
Poetry In Performance Vol #29 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2001)
Poetry In Performance Vol #28 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 2000)
Poetry In Performance Vol #26 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 1998)
Poetry In Performance Vol 25 (The Poetry Outreach Center, 1997)
Recrudescence: Poems in the Key of Black (Authorhouse, 2019)
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Time to Lynch a Negro (Royal Fireworks Press, 2009)
Eddie Bell: En Francais Selected and New Works (CRS Outloud Books, 2003)
Capt's Dreaming Chair (CRS Outloud Books, 2000)
Medicinal Purposes

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Geraldine Brooks; Toni Morrison; Zora Neale Hurston; Gwendoline Brooks; Lucille Clifton; Isabell Wilkerson; Isabel Wilkerson
What I'm reading now: 
Educated by Tara Westover, Solitary by Albert Wood Fox

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Identifies as: 
African American
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Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: May 01, 2019