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Member Profile : Alice Collins

Member Type:Individual
Member Name: Alice Collins
Member Bio: For over thirty years, I was a successful principal, administrator and teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Currently I am a storyteller, writer, poet and workshop facilitator. Storytelling and writing allows me to engage, empower, educate and entertain audiences. Through storytelling I spark laughter, enjoyment, cultural awareness, understanding and self-discovery in audiences of all ages. My goal is to help my listeners "celebrate life".
Member Email: arbcoll@sbcglobal.net
Member Address: ,
  Chicago,
  Illinois,
  United States
Member Phone: 773-238-8056
Member Fax: 773-238-8036
Member Affiliations: ASE Chicago Association of Black Storytellers
NABS National Association of Black Storytellers
Chicago Principals and Administrator Association
Audience: K-12 Schools, K-12 Schools, Universities, Senior Citizens Center, Professional Education Conferences, College, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries Parties, Retirement Parties
Story Types: African, Fairytales, Folktales, African/American, Historical, Original stories to celebrate special occasions----- birthdays, anniversaries, retirements etc.
Does Workshops?: Yes
Workshop Descriptions: African and African American Folktales and Stories
I adapt well known stories for a wide variety of venues and audiences. I share the history and lessons that have been past down in familiar stories.
Storytelling and Writing
I adapt or create material for:
Family Reading Night
Black History Month
Women's Month
Kwanzaa
Creative Writing Workshops
Special Occasions
Storytelling Workshop for Teacher Training
I use a collection of original stories entitled "Whisper and Echoes" during interactive workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers.
Age Range: Pre-K,K-5,6-8,9-12,Adults
Will Travel: Yes