Alice Osborn’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a singer-songwriter, educator, and book editor. In the past 14 years, Alice has taught thousands of aspiring fiction, poetry, memoir authors, and songwriters of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and across continents. Searching for Paradise is her new CD featuring crowd-pleasing originals about history, heroes, and hope, and Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous poetry collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is the recipient of a United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County 2019 Professional Development Grant, a Roads and Let’s Talk About It Scholar for the NC Humanities Council, the artist-in-residence for the Western Wake Farmers’ Market, and is a senior docent at the NC Museum of History. A former editor for Wake Living magazine, Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. The President of the NC Songwriters’ Co-op, and a NC Writers’ Network and NC Museum of History Docent Board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, she’s currently working on a novel and CD about the ill-fated Donner Party of 1846-1847. She also plays old time fiddle, mandolin, bass, and bluegrass banjo. Alice lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, and four birds all named after musicians. Visit Alice’s website and blog at and check out her music at