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Marilyn’s Presentation Experience:

Marilyn with high school students in Texas

At Highland Park High School Literary Festival in 2003

With Linda Holleman in a skit for our Cleveland Junior High students

Announcing Marilyn's performance at Hurst Public Library

At Hurst Public Library in June 2004

With former student Erin at Watauga Public Library in February 2004

With Nigerian Storyteller John Owhonda at Highland Park High School in February 2004


At the Swearing-In Ceremony of the new U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Tom Hull on 8 July 2004 at the Department of State, Washington, D.C.


Secretary of State Colin Powell administering oath of office to Ambassador Hull.

Marilyn as Mamma Memuna: African Storyteller! at Bear Creek Intermediate School, Keller, TX, February 2005

Mamma Memuna: African Storyteller!

African Dancing with sixth-graders


Mamma Memuna: African Storyteller! Bear Creek Intermediate School, Keller, TX: February 2005

Highland Park High School, 'My Life in Sierra Leone and its relation to The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver': January 2005

Highland Park Literary Festival, Highland Park High School, Dallas: February 2002, 2003, 2004, March 2005

Parc Place Retirement Living: Bedford, TX: 'A Caribbean Overview' and 'A Sierra Leonean Life' : August, November 2004

Southwest Texas State University, ‘Multiculturalism in the Classroom’; June 2003

Texas Council of Teachers of English (TCTE) State Convention: February 1998, January 2002, January 2003

English Pre- Advanced Placement/ Advanced Placement (Pre-AP/AP) Summer Institutes:

Rice University: July 2004

Southern Methodist University (SMU): June 2004

University of Oklahoma: June 2000, July 2001

University of Texas at Dallas: June 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, July 2004

Austin Independent School District: June 1997, 1998

College Board English AP Institute: Dallas, January 1998

Past Poetry Project for the Austin Public Library: 1995-2000

Public libraries in Bedford, Hurst, and Watauga, Texas, 2004

What People Say:

'Your love for oral tradition and storytelling is a lost art. We are proud to have you help us keep it alive...'Renae Garrett, Teacher, Bear Creek Intermediate School, Keller, TX

Marilyn’s performance is exciting, inspirational., and mesmerizing...’ Gretchen Polnac, National AP Presenter

‘Marilyn has a cultural awareness and an empathy for other societies that is unusual.’ Dr. Lucy Brown; Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

'I sat through your presentation today... and I was in the best mood I've been in in a long time when I left ... What fun and how interesting were the authors, poets and musicians you presented!... I can only hope to make my students as excited about learning as I was today.’Catherine Semrod, Teacher, Summer AP Institute for Teachers, SMU, June 2004

'I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed your presentation at the AP Summer Institute last week at SMU. It was one of the highlights of the week.... Thanks again for the experience of learning more about Caribbean literature.' Mark R. McCulloch, English Teacher/Student Council Sponsor, Amarillo, TX

'The sharing of customs and traditions of Africa has enriched our students. Thank you for a morning of song, dance, and storytelling.' Tammy Ramsey, Teacher, Bear Creek Intermediate School, Keller, TX









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