Laura K. Deal

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Laura Deal is a storyteller, writer, dream reader, and teacher with a wide variety of artistic and social interests.

Laura Deal tells traditional, original, and personal tales to children and adults. You can hear her stories on YouTube, the Story Story Podcast, the Apple Seed on BYU Radio, and her CDs, The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories and Simple, Clever, & Wise. Laura is a 2022 Chautauqua Scholar through a grant from Humanities North Dakota. She has appeared on festival stages (in person and online) across the U.S., and has taught writing classes for over a decade. She’s the author of The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm: A Journey through Dreams, Metaphor, and Imagination, and Marbles: New and Collected Poems.

You can find her storytelling and writing work here, and also check out her dream work site First Church of Metaphor!