Mimi Herman transforms lives. She is a teaching artist, writer and editor, and director of the United Arts Council Arts Integration Institute. Since 1990, Mimi has engaged over 25,000 students with writing residencies, as well as providing professional development for teachers, administrators, and teaching artists. Mimi is a member of the AWP Board of Directors and co-director of Writeaways writing workshops in Italy, France and New Mexico. In 2017 she was named the North Carolina Piedmont Laureate, and in 2020 she received the United Arts Council Business Support of the Arts Award.