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Carolyn Dukes Alexander


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When Rainbow is Enuf
Lady in Red
Performed: Laney & Merit College, Peralta TV, and the Hyatt Hotel, Oakland

Guest Storyteller New York Public Schools 
Performed Storytelling and gave workshops for middle and high school audiences on various themes.

Featured Storyteller Month San Francisco Public Library
Featured Storyteller for Black History month and Women’s

Storyteller/Coordinator National Black Storytellers Conference, Oakland                     
Coordinated performances of National Storytellers

Conjure Tales Oakland Ensemble Theatre
Co-wrote and performed the performance piece Conjure Tales

Guest Storyteller/Lecturer Black History Month 
Skyline Community College, Laney CommunityCollege, Ohlone Community College and San Jose State University

Imani Baptist Church Speaker, Program Director
Keynote Speaker, Imani Baptist Church Rites of Passage Program Developer/Mistress of Ceremonies, Storyteller

Keynote Speaker  
Keynote Speaker for University of California Berkeley

Keynote Speaker  
Women’s Studies Department Graduation, Women’s Studies Department

Featured Storyteller
Performed “Tell yo Story” to highlight theme for the

National Association 
Negro Professional Women’s Conference of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club

Speaker, Storyteller Oakland Black Adoption Agency 
Performed “Throw Your Nickel in the Pot”

Imani Baptist Church 5th Anniversary 
Featured Speaker Topic “The Legend of Imani”

Oakland Ensemble Theater, Alice Arts Theatre, Prospect Joseph West Oakland
“Grave Yard Love” Two Woman, Tag team Storytelling performances

Diablo Valley College  
Storyteller Instructor

Featured Storyteller for Tellabration Storytelling concert

Imani Baptist Church An Evening with Dunbar And friends
Featured Performer

Representative Storyteller sponsored by The Oakland Unified School District and the World Affairs Council to study Kabuki Theater and Shadow Puppets as well as do storytelling performances for schools and civic organizations.

Conducted a workshop titled “Storytelling and Librarians” at the International School Librarians Conference in Lisbon Portugal 2006.

Studied the “Corridas” of Flamenco dancing in Madrid Spain, sponsored by Fund for Teachers.

Attended and performed at The Festival at the Edge Storytelling Festival held in Shropshire England, sponsored by fund for teachers.


B.A. English, Cornell University
Certificate in Storytelling, Legon University, Accra Ghana
MLS. Library Science Concentration
Storytelling Columbia University





Categories: Artists, Spoken Word