Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Location: Parade in downtown with performance immediately following at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Festival celebrate the great St. Patrick as well as Celtic traditions and culture. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Wilmington St and ends at the Convention Center. Alice Osborn will dance with the Trionoide Irish Dance Academy, which will perform at 12:30 p.m on the County Courthouse steps. Other performances that day include 3 p.m. at Tir Na Nog (108 E Hargett St, Raleigh) and Doherty’s in Cary at 6 p.m. (1979 High House Rd, Cary). Don’t miss this special Raleigh tradition!



Alice Dances with Trionoide Academy of Irish Dance at St. Patrick’s Day at RallyPoint Sport Grill

Location: RallyPoint Sport Grill, 837 Bass Pro Ln, Cary, NC 27513-2420

Friday, March 17, 2017

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.


For the last three years Alice has Irish danced on St. Patrick’s Day at RallyPoint. This is such a great tradition! Bring the family, bring the friends! Drink and food specials. http://www.rallypointsportgrill.com/


Alice Osborn and Shelby Stephenson Poetry Reading and Musical Performance

At Visions International  Readings at Aversboro Coffee Shop

Location: Aversboro Coffee, 1401 Aversboro Road Suite 103, Garner, NC 27529

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Open to the Public!

This is a new monthly reading in Garner organized by Brad Strahan and Valerie Macon, 15 minutes south of Raleigh. Open mic follows the featured reading. This month enjoy the poetry/music of Shelby Stephenson, the North Carolina Poet Laureate and poetry/music of Alice Osborn of Raleigh (Heroes without Capes).


Authors in Your Backyard: A Celebration of Local Writers

Location: Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

Open to the Public!

Join us as welcome local authors in a celebration of writing talent. Authors Daniel Wallace and Suzanne Adair will give a keynote address on writing, followed by author readings and a networking reception.


Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network

Meet Author Tracie Barton-Barret, Buried Deep in Our Hearts

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Dr., Ste. 106, Raleigh, NC 27609

Friday, March 31, 2017   Time:  10:00–noon

RSVP HERE: http://meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub

In this novel, Michigan, Nivie Emerson, Bryn Troxell and Jacqueline Stanton have animals who touch their lives in many ways. As important members of their families, these steadfast companions bring joy and compassion into their homes through the ebbs and flows of life. But, when a beloved animal dies, the painful inevitability triggers grief and soul-searching. In the process of memorializing the animals, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, children and friends are connected to one another. A community solution is then created to foster healing and celebrate their animals’ lives.
About Tracie:

A mid-Michigan native and active Wonderland Book Club member, Tracie is a life-long devotee to animals, from her first job working in a veterinarian’s office, to pet-sitting, and now as a psychology instructor and counselor. With a specialty in animal loss, she has created presentations and led groups on the human-animal bond. Buried Deep in our Hearts is her first novel, and she hopes it will encourage others to give their own animals an extra hug. Tracie and her husband, Daniel, live in North Carolina and are owned by two cats, Rutherford B. Barrett and Oliver Monkey. www.AnimalsConnectUs.com



Alice Osborn Performs at the Muddy Creek Songwriters’ Festival

Location: 5455 Bethania Rd, Winston-Salem, NC.

Alpha Chapel Stage, located across the street from the Muddy Creek Café and Music Hall at the Historic Bethania Visitor Center

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Performance Time: 1 to 1:40 p.m. 

Enjoy Alice’s retro and country/folk vibe as she spins ballads based on her poems and other inspirations. Also performing on the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-op Stage with Alice is Penne Sanbeck (1:50 p.m.), James Olin Oden (2:40 p.m.), Isabel Taylor and leah Kaufman (3:30 p.m.), Kirk Ridge (4:20 p.m.), Tokyo Rosenthal (5 :10 p.m.) and Carol Parker Schafer (6  p.m.)  The Muddy Creek Music Hall is an original music venue in the Historic Bethania Mill. A rustic listening room with a high quality sound system, comfortable seating, and hearty food and drink. Perfectly designed for both local and touring singer songwriters and acoustic acts in a variety of genres. Now the home for the Fiddle & Bow Society and The Bluegrass Showcase featuring Jodi King.


Alice Reads Her Music and Plays Her Music at the Waterbean Poetry Reading at the Mic

Location: Waterbean Coffee, 9705 Sam Furr Rd, Ste A, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Join co-hosts Jonathan K. Rice and Leslie M. Rupracht of Iodine Poetry Journal for their Iodine-sponsored monthly poetry reading series, Waterbean Poetry Night at the Mic every fourth Wednesday. Order coffee, tea, beer and wine. This month enjoy the words and music of Alice Osborn of Raleigh (Heroes without Capes).



Celebrate Opening Day with Alice at the Duke Farmers’ Market

Location: 311 Research Dr., Durham, NC 27710 On the Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway, outside of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join poet-musician Alice Osborn of Raleigh at the Duke Farmers’ Market for a couple of hours of homemade acoustic folk and some great locally grown and produced food! The Duke Farmers’ Market is an annual market sponsored by LIVE FOR LIFE. LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program, offers a variety of programs and services, such as health assessments, smoking cessation programs and fitness activities to help eligible faculty, staff and family members reach health and fitness goals.