Bureau of Lectures – Joe “The Trick Star” Odhiambo

Through his incredible basketball skills, tons of student interaction, and even more resonant message, Joe will show your students that all people can succeed in life through these five attributes Joe believes in:
• Faith in Yourself: Believing in one’s ability regardless of what others say.
• Persistence: Ability to endure hardship, keep working hard until you attain your goals.
• Patience: Working long hard hours because you understand what it takes to succeed through practice.
• Working Hard. Understanding that there is no short-cut to anywhere worth going.
• Responsibility: Follow through with what needs to be done to get the job done.

Alicia Quintano Storytelling Performances & Writing Workshops

The world is full of narratives, in stories, in songs, in how we experience our everyday lives. Alicia Quintano began telling her own stories when she was in 5th grade to her little sister in the middle of the night. Since then she has written stories and songs for performance and taught writing workshops across the country at diverse venues including colleges and universities; libraries; parks; schools; and arts festivals. Her goal as a writing teacher is to encourage students to take joy in tapping their own creativity and to share their stories with confidence when reading aloud.