Artist in Residence

Bil Wright

University Christian Church is proud to bestow the honorary title of Artist-in-Residence to Bil Wright for his incredibly moving contributions to worship.
Bil is an award-winning novelist and playwright. His novels include Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy (Lambda Literary Award and American Library Association Stonewall Book Award), the highly acclaimed When the Black Girl Sings (Junior Library Guild selection), and the critically acclaimed Sunday You Learn How to Box.
His plays include “Bloodsummer Rituals,” based on the life of poet Audre Lorde (Jerome Fellowship), and “Leave Me a Message” (San Diego Human Rights Festival premiere). He is the Librettist for This One Girl’s Story (GLAAD nominee) and the winner of a LAMI (La Mama Playwriting Award).
As Artist-in-Residence, Bil will continue to share his poetry with the congregation.
To learn more about Bil, please viisit him at