NAVIGATION:          HOMEPAGE          WELCOME          CONCERT          QUOTES          CONCLUSION

Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


BIOGRAPHY
 



 

MELODIE FRANKLIN, M. S. Candidate
Baton Rouge, LA
mellowdee1106@yahoo.com


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

I was born here in Baton Rouge, but at the age of five moved with my mother and stepfather to Kenner, LA where I remained until Hurricane Katrina rudely interrupted my stay. I have a beautiful ten year old daughter, Alia and an extremely supportive roommate Dorinda. I am currently participating in a voluntary internship with St. James Episcopal Day School here in Baton Rouge and loving every minute. The kids give me lots and lots to talk about and have taught me many things that I love to share.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate in Library and Information Science
University of North Texas
School of Library and Information Sciences
Denton, Texas

Bachelor’s of Science—Mathematics
Southern University at New Orleans


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

Labeled the perpetual storyteller by my friends, I enjoy relaying information through story. From the minor events of the day to pertinent information to a class of learners I prefer to spin a yarn in hopes of having the information “stick.” I am currently enrolled in Advanced Storytelling at University of North Texas with Dr. Elizabeth Figa and was privileged enough to have taken my first storytelling course with her last semester.

I enjoy all stories. I particularly enjoy hearing personal experience. As for telling I have enjoyed and embraced telling stories about the African American experience as well as personal stories/poems.


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