Alice Osborn’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a singer-songwriter, author, and educator. In the past fourteen years, Alice has taught thousands of aspiring authors of fiction, poetry, memoir, and songwriters of nearly all ages from nine to ninety both around the corner and across continents. Skirts in the Snow: Beyond the Tragedy of the Donner Party is her new CD featuring inspiring songs about the ill-fated heroes of the Donner Party and her previous albums are Searching for Paradise and Old Derelicts. 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 former editor for Wake Livingmagazine, Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. A NC Writers’ Network Board of Trustees member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, she’s currently working on a novel about the Donner Party of 1846-1847. She also plays old time fiddle, piano, and bluegrass banjo. Alice lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family and six birds all named after musicians.

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