Local Author Chat with Alice Osborn at The Next Chapter Books & Art in New Bern, NC
- The Next Chapter Books & Art
- 320 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560
Local Author Chat with Alice Osborn at The Next Chapter Books & Art Alice Osborn Presents Songs and Stories From Her Album, Skirts in the Snow: Beyond the Tragedy of the
Local Author Chat with Alice Osborn at The Next Chapter Books & Art
Alice Osborn Presents Songs and Stories From Her Album, Skirts in the Snow: Beyond the Tragedy of the Donner Party during Local Author Chat Saturday
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: The Next Chapter Books & Art, 320 S Front St., New Bern, NC 28560
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Alice Osborn is an experienced performer based in Raleigh who delivers a variety of easy listening folk Americana that’s rooted in the New South. Her music features upbeat tempos, poignant lyrics, and powerful vocals—her newest album, Skirts in the Snow: Beyond the Tragedy of the Donner Party is now released. An accomplished author of four poetry books, an American history buff, and dedicated music teacher, Alice’s acoustic originals are influenced by diverse artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Phil Collins, and Richard Marx. She is the President of the NC Songwriters Co-op and also plays and instructs in violin/fiddle technique.
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The Donner Party tragedy (1846-47) tested the limits of human endurance. What would you do to save your family?
Many of us know about the one of the worst western migration stories in our history: the Donner Party. They were farmers, merchants, and families who ventured West to California to start a new life, but half of the party did not survive. Those who did had to do the unspeakable to see the spring again in the harsh winter of 1846-1847 in the Sierra Nevada mountains. But who were they and why does their story still fascinate us today? The songs and stories about the Donner Party from the women’s perspective on Alice Osborn’s album bring this history to life showing their grit, civility, and heroism; not only did these survivors form the first families of California, theirs is a cautionary tale about man vs. nature, Indigenous peoples, and society. Theirs is also an inspiring story of how we can better treat our neighbors and be kind even when it’s difficult to do so.
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm