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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wesley Payton  

Pen Name: Wes Payton

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Payton lives in Oak Park. He earned his BA from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and his MA from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wes Payton is an author, writer, and instructional designer. His play Way Station was selected for a Next Draft reading in 2015, and What Does a Question Weigh? was selected for a staged reading as part of the 2017 Chicago New Work Festival.

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