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Scott Lax

Scott Lax

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Screenwriting

Scott Lax, called, "a master wordsmith of the first order," by The Midwest Book Review, has been a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bernard J. O'Keefe Scholar in Nonfiction and Sewanee Writers' Conference Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction. Scott was presented with a Resolution of Congratulations for his body of work from Cleveland City Council in 2002, named the 2002 Midwest Filmmaker of the Year by the Cleveland International Film Festival, named to a list of Hiram College’s “Illustrious Alumni,” along with poet Vachel Lindsay, and elected to the Chagrin Falls High School Alumni Achievement Hall of Fame in 2016. The Denver Post called Scott’s first novel, The Year That Trembled, "powerful," and named it one of 1998’s "Milestones in Fiction.” The Midwest Book Review called his second novel, Vengeance Follows, “A minor masterpiece of suspense and human nature.” He’s a produced playwright, award-winning movie producer (for the adaptation of his first novel), short story and nonfiction writer, as well as a TV writer who’s written for ESPN and Comedy Central. Previous to teaching for CIA, Scott taught at University School and Hiram College, and is regularly on faculty at The Western Reserve Writers’ Conference. Scott’s also a professional drummer who's played with Bo Diddley, among others. He’s currently writing a screenplay adaptation of Vengeance Follows.

Degree BA, English: Hiram College

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