Alice Butler Collins


For over thirty years I was a successful principal, administrator, and teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Currently, I am an author, storyteller, and workshop facilitator. Storytelling and writing allow me to engage, empower, educate and entertain audiences. Through storytelling, I raise consciousness, spark laughter, enjoyment, cultural awareness, understanding, and self-discovery in audiences of all ages. My goal is to "celebrate life".

Member Affilliations

ASE: Chicago Association of Black Storytellers NABS: National Association of Black Storytellers Chicago Principals and Administrator Association


K-12 schools, universities, senior centers, professional education conferences, colleges, birthday parties, anniversary parties, retirement celebration

Story Types

African and African American folktales, historical and original creative non-fiction

Story Programs

"I adapt familiar stories and write original stories for a wide variety of venues and audiences. Stories That Celebrate You Historical Characters Who Made a Differences Whispers and Echoes I've Got Rhyme and Rhythm Today is a Special Day or Season Let Me Tell You This Surprise and Laughter Finding What is Golden"

Does Workshops


Workshop Descriptions

Storytelling and Writing for Children Family Reading Night Black History All Year Long Kwanzaa Celebrations Storytelling for Teachers Write Your Story: See Me Hear Me

Age Range

Pre K-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Teens, Adults

Will Travel