Zelda Lockhart

Professor of Creative Writing, Author


ZELDA LOCKHART holds a PhD in Expressive Art Therapies, an MA in Literature and a certificate in writing, directing and editing from the New York Film Academy.  Her latest book, The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript takes readers on the emotional, psychological and spiritual journey of utilizing personal stories to transform their lives while completing a work of fiction, memoir or poetry. Lockhart is author of novels Fifth Born, a Barnes & Noble Discovery selection and a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award finalist, Cold Running Creek a Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Fiction Awardee, and Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle, 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist. Organizations across the US have recognized Dr. Lockhart’s talent as an inspiring teacher, facilitator and public speaker.

TOPICS: Writing, Women and Girls of Color

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NC Writers

Something with Long-Term Impact: Zelda Lockhart

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Zelda Lockhart explores the shared histories of Native and African Americans

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NCCU endowed chair talks exploring oneself in and out of literature

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