WI-MOTO NYOKA is a horror and sci-fi writer. She is the founder of Dusky Projects, creating and producing horror & sci-fi projects for young adult and adult audiences.
Awards and honors include: Puffin Foundation grant recipient, the Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival selected librettist, A.R.T/New York Creative Space Grant recipient, MultiStage New Works Contest Semi-Finalist, One-Eyed Rabbit Black Screenwriters Grant Semi-finalist, Awesome Foundation grant recipient, Velocity Fund grant recipient, Scribe Video Finishing Grant recipient, Nightmares Film Festival Best Short Screenplay Award Winner, 13 Horror Screenplay Award Winner, Oregon Short Film Festival Best Horror Teleplay Award winner, Official Latino Short Film Festival Nominee for Out of This World Award, Urban Action Showcase Nominee for Best Action/Adventure Script and more.
As an educator she collaborates with a variety of organizations to build multicultural learning environments. Through the use of Speculative Fiction and creative disciplines such as music, film, and performance, Ms Nyoka designs and implements family friendly curriculum and programming to address literacy, creative problem solving, and the importance of youth advocacy. She is a published author, a regular contributor to The Last Girls Club, and a member of the advisory committee at The Door.
She holds a BFA in Music Theater from the University of the Arts, and an MFA for Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.