Lewis L. Colyar, founder and Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh and creator of 7th Poet Productions is a recording Blues Artist Poet with Supertown Records and Music of Pittsburgh. His poetry can be found on several Websites; and his poem AMNO BLUES (Alabama-Mississippi-New Orleans) was used in a documentary on Katrina. Produced by Night Rockers Production Nathan (Shane) Plummer Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Named the Poet Laureate for Gospel Music Ministries International Arts Fellowship, he is also a member of Broadcast Music Incorporate. Additionally he is the co-writer along with Renee Wilson of the play UNSPOKEN REQUEST. He and she performed the production and were cast as the key characters’ Elijah, and Julia Mae.
A gifted writer and spoken word performer, he is the creator of a series of slave narratives which in celebration of Juneteenth, have been presented in various venues throughout the region, including locations as far away as Kentucky, and Youngstown Ohio Public Libraries, Carnegie Public Libraries and Wheeling WVA Community College.