James Navé has performed for the public well over 10,000 times over his long career as a poet, teacher, and storyteller.
He co-founded The Artist's Way Creativity Camp in partnership with Julia Cameron, author of the perennially bestselling guide to creativity, The Artist's Way. He's have taught writing, creativity, performance poetry, and public speaking worldwide, from Nouakchott, Mauritania, to Galway, Ireland, to Bangkok, Lima, and all across the US.
As co-founder of the landmark performance company Poetry Alive!, he's memorized over 600 poems and have performed shows and workshops in the United States and International Schools throughout West Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe.
He holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in International Relations from UNCA. His latest book of poems, The 100 Days, will be published by 3: A Taos Press in late 2021. He is also the author of The Road and Looking at Light.
He co-founded Twice 5 Miles Publishing: The Stuff Nobody Teaches You, and is the author of its guides How to Read for an Audience and How to Produce and Market a Workshop.
He airs a weekly long-form interview podcast called Twice 5 Miles Radio: Fertile Ground for Conversations Worth Listening to and Remembering on WPVM-FM, 103.7, Asheville and on SoundCloud.