This season UofL’s African American Theater Program is producing two works by the Atlanta-based writer. The first, a new dramatic adaptation of her book “Mad about Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth,” is set for Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

Cleage will attend the 8 p.m. Dec. 1 performance at the Thrust Theater, 2314 S. Floyd St.

Here are her public presentations in Louisville:

  • Dec. 1: Cleage will speak during a UofL luncheon series on diversity and social justice issues. The NETWORK series talk will begin at noon in UofL’s Cressman Center for Visual Arts at 100 E. Main St. Seating is limited and reservations are required for the $10 luncheon event. Parking is included for people who register by Nov. 22. Register here.

UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, through its Office for International, Diversity and Outreach Programs, sponsors the UofL NETWORK luncheon series; NETWORK is an acronym for New Energy to Work Out Racial Kinks.

  • Dec. 2: Cleage will give a free, public presentation about her work and sign books beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St.

For more information about the theater productions and related events, call 502-852-8443.

AAPT will stage its second Cleage play of the season, “Blues for an Alabama Sky,” Feb. 1-5, 2012. It also produced her play “A Song for Coretta” last year.

Cleage’s first novel, “What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day,” was on the New York Times best-seller list and was a 1998 Oprah’s Book Club featured selection. The award-winning author of books, plays and poems is a graduate of and former Cosby endowed professor of humanities at Spelman College. She has been in the public eye for much of her career, which included working as press secretary and speechwriter in the 1970s for Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first black mayor.