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Lee Francis IV

Dr. Lee Francis IV is the National Director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, a 20-year old organisation dedicated to promoting the work and words of Native and Indigenous people throughout the world. He has served in this position for the past twelve years since the passing of Wordcraft Founder, Lee Francis III, in 2003. During his time, Dr. Francis has supported and mentored more than a hundred writers and storytellers and conducted dozens of school-based workshops. Dr. Francis is also an award winning performance poet and slam champion, and CEO and Managing Editor of Native Realities Press, and its subsidiary INC Comics, which publishes Native and Indigenous stories for ages 0-24.