Alice Osborn’s past educational (MA in English from North Carolina State Univeristy and BS in Finance from Virginia Tech) and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet-singer/songwriter, book coach, and editor of Wake Living magazine. In the past decade, Alice has taught writing workshops to thousands of aspiring fiction and memoir authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90, both around the corner and across continents. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatu
res of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. A North Carolina Writers’ Network, North Carolina Songwriters Co-op board member, and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review, and numerous other journals and anthologies. When she’s not editing or writing, Alice plays guitar and violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, four loud birds, and Mr. Nibbles, the guinea pig. Visit Alice’s website at www.aliceosborn.com.
Participation at the 2017 West End Poetry Festival
- Curated Open Mic | Thursday, October 19 | starts at 6:30 pm | 2nd Wind
For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.