Class Description: Alice Oleson will lead participants in finding the core stories that bind them to their life
narratives as emplaced, ethnic beings. Oleson will provide a storytelling workshop based on three interactive writing prompts and the study of two key poems by the amazing storyteller-poets Leslie Marmon Silko and Cathy Song. We will share our class writings as stories over lunch!
About the Instructor: Alice Oleson is a writer and teacher. As poet, she has recently had her first chapbook published and displayed by Red Bird Press at The Poets House in New York City. As a teacher, she has taught cultural anthropology, sociology, and anti-racism at the University of Dubuque for over 17 years. She is daughter to Jim and Deb and the mother of two young adults.